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Dur Centennial Year 

June Meredith, Editor 


to the memory of 
Bishop William Taylor 

We deem it a privilege to dedicate our Centennial 
Edition of the Gem to the memory of that outstanding 
man of faith and achievement after whom the institu- 
tion is named, Bishop William Taylor. Embodied in the 
record of his life are the spiritual experiences of the 
"New Birth and the Sanctified Life. Likewise there are 
the achievemnts of a world evangel who saw, as did 
the founder of his Church, that the world was his 
parish. The name Taylor University, in honor of Bishop 
William Taylor, was given to the school not only be- 
cause of the Spirit-filled life, the missionary zeal, but 
also because Bishop Taylor was the only man who 
had been elevated from the Laity — the ranks of the 
Local Preachers — to the high office of Bishop. Those 
traditional experiences of grace and those heroic en- 
deavors in world evangelism which characterized 
Taylor have become the watchword of the institution 
which bears his name. In appreciation of the sacred 
trust which is ours to perpetuate we follow in his train. 


The Fort Wayne Female College, 
founded in 1846, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 
was the beginning of what is known today 
as Taylor University. "The college that 
cares for the soul" was devoted to the 
noble object of educating young ladies. 
The main building was a four story brick 
building with stone trimming, having a 
frontage of one hundred seventy feet. 
Though plain, it was at the same time 
substantial, solid and well arranged to ac- 
commodate five hundred students. 

Under the presidency of Dr. Alexander 
C. Huestis, the first year proved a success- 
ful one. There were one hundred students 
enrolled in the primary, academic and col- 
legiate departments. In 1850 the faculty, 
by permission of the Board of Trustees, 
with Rev. Samuel Brenton as the presi- 
dent, opened a department for young 
men, [called the Collegiate Institute in 
1852] in which boys and young men could 
secure instruction in all branches of learn- 
ing. In the early years, it was designated 
as a distinct school, entirely separate from 

the "female element." As far as can be 
ascertained, the commencement of 1851, 
when three students were graduated, was 
the first in the school's history. 

The government of the school was par- 
ental and kind but decided and firm, en- 
forced by reason and affection, sustained 
by the Bible, and administered by self- 
government. The rules and regulations of 
the college were firm and fair but not 
modern, as the following rules prove: 

"The young ladies boarding in the 
institution shall rise at the ringing of the 
bell in the morning, adjust their rooms, and 
be engaged in study until breakfast. It 
shall be the duty of the matron to see that 
these rules are complied with. 

"Young ladies will at no time be per- 
mitted to visit the post office nor will any- 
one be permitted to go to town oftener 
than once a week, and then only in com- 
pany with some member of the faculty, or 
someone appointed by a member of the 

"During the Sabbath day, walking on 

Fort Wayne College Building 


The Administration Building 



Site of the Fort Wayne College better known as the Old Methodist Episcopal College established in 1846 as The Fort 
Wayne Female College on grounds donated by Wm. Rockhill. In 1855 the College consolidated with The Fort Wayne 
Collegiate Institute for young men and it was then called the Methodist Episcopal College. In 1890 the College grounds 
were deeded to Taylor University. Erected by the Methodist Episcopal College Association^l936. 

the streets or commons for pleasure, col- 
lecting in each others' rooms for idle con- 
versation or amusement as well as all 
practices prohibited in well-bred, Christian 
homes, and receiving visitors are totally 

"Each student will be required to have 
the light out in her room and to retire by 
a quarter before ten o'clock, and the stew- 
ard shall see that the house is closed at 
ten o'clock. 

"No young woman shall be permitted 
to contract debts or buy goods without 
the written consent of her parents or 
guardian, and a copy of such permission 
shall be handed to the President." 

As early as 1853, an attempt was made 
to provide literary societies for the stu- 
dents. The Thalonian Literary Society, 
whose motto was "Know Thyself," was 
organized in 1850. In 1854 the two small 
societies — the Philosophian and the Ex- 
celsior — combined and formed the El Do- 
rado Literary Society, which in 1878 be- 
came the Philalethean Literary Society. 

In 1855, with the return of the young 
men from the Mexican War and the de- 
mand for higher education for both sexes 
in the Protestant religious faith, the Female 
College and the Collegiate Institute were 
united under one management to form a 
single institution known as the Fort Wayne 

Following the resignation of President 
Reuben D. Robinson in 1878, W. F. Yocum 
was inaugurated as president. Many val- 
uable reminiscences have been gleaned 
from former students of President Yocum.. 
He was known to be a splendid educator, 
kind in disposition, and well liked. His. 
Christian character had a remarkable in- 
fluence upon the students' lives. His 
achievements and leadership did much 
to further the school's position among the 
educational institutions of the state. 

A financial crisis was reached in the 
Fort Wayne College in 1890-91, when its 
trustees were authorized to sell the prop- 
erty of the institution. It was sold to the 
National Association of Local Preachers 


The celebration of the Probation 
Oratorical Contest by James S. 

of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the 
school became Taylor University, named 
in honor of Bishop William Taylor, at that 
time a preacher of world-wide fame. 

The Association took charge of the 
school, regulated its financial and educa- 
tional policies and elected as president 
Dr. Thaddeus C. Reade, after a short ad- 
ministration of Christian B. Stemen, M.D., 
as acting president. 

It is only proper that we tell something 
about Sammy Morris, whose spirit-filled 
life left its stamp upon Taylor University. 
This African boy, who found Jesus through 
the endeavors of missionaries on that dark 
Continent, yielded himself wholly to God, 
received the fullness of ihe Holy Spirit and 
became an exemplar of Taylors' em- 
phases. He came to the United States and 
was under the influence of Stephen Mer- 

ritt of New York City, who made arrange- 
ments to send him to Taylor University 
for his education. Dr. Reade, president 
when Sammy entered the college, once 
said, "To me this simple black boy is a 
daily wonder, a visible miracle of the ut- 
most grace of Gcd." 

Upon arriving at Taylor University 
Sammy Morris greatly influenced those of 
the town and of the University, bringing 

Thaddeus C. Reade, President of Taylor 
University when Taylor was moved from 
its site in Fort Wayne to Upland, Indiana 

a spiritual awakening with his sincerity, 
his simple faith and divine endowment. 
He loved his studies and he loved this 
country, but always his activities were 
fervered with the desire to get back to his 
people and tell them of Jesus. He took a 
severe lingering cold in January, 1893, 
which he bore patiently in spite of pain 
and disappointment. He knew that the 
Lord was calling him home, and when 
asked if he feared death, replied, "Oh no, 
since I've found Jesus, death is my friend." 
With this spirit he went home to glory. 
The memory of Sammy Morris endowed 
Taylor with a spirit that makes her unique 
in the educational world. Her students, 
inspired by his entire consecration, have 
gone to the four corners of the earth, carry^ 
ing the blessed message of full salvation 
to all people. Miss Grace Husted of Green- 
field, Indiana, a former professor at Taylor 
University, is the only living teacher of 
Sammy Morris. 

On a visit to Upland Dr. Reade was 
shown some territory in this vicinity and 
negotiated an agreement with the Land 
Company to donate ten acres of land and 
$10,000 toward a building fund. Hence 
Taylor was officially moved to Upland and 
chartered anew as Taylor University. The 
trustees of the new organization hoped to 
get some money out of the old building at 
Fort Wayne, but when it was torn down 
and sold, there was nothing left but one 
boxcar of old furniture, Plans were drawn 
for an Administration Building, and as soon 
as these were completed, work was begun 
on the present building. Mr. T. W. Wil- 
liams donated some of the lumber and 
gave much financial support from time 
to time. From the clay on the campus Mr. 
Henry Kline made the brick that went into 
the structure. 

Before the building project was fin- 
ished, the panic of 1893 made the con- 
tinuing of work impossible for a time. 
Short winter classes were held in churches 
or available rooms, and the student? 
stayed with the people of the town. 

The Administration Building having 
been completed, additional funds carne in 
and the school prospered. The Sammy 
Morris building was constructed at the 
same time and used as the dining hall 
and rooming hall. A little later the build- 

Samuel Morris. 1he most outstanding student of Taylor University 

ing now used for the post office and gro- 
cery store was constructed as a boarding 
hall and girls' dormitory. That made it 
possible to convert Sammy Morris into 
a boys' dorm. Soon after this came a 
bequest that made possible the building 
of Sickler. 

The National Association of Local 
Preachers gave the responsibility of the 
operating expenses to Dr. Reade, who 

The building erected in memory of Sammy Morris 

The school farm — adjoining Ihe campus 

aided the school by writing books and 
preaching throughout the country. He 
wrote an account of the life of Sammy 
Morris and with the money earned from 
this, built the Sammy Morris Building, now 
used as apartments for married couples. 

Had Dr. Reade not been able to see a 
new and glorious day for Taylor, with his 
prophetic eye of faith, he would surely 
have given up many times in despair. 
But Dr. Reade toiled until his death, and 
was denied the privilege of seeing the ac- 
complishment of his dreams. What he 
built, he built well, working with that 
ceaseless energy and clear vision of which 
few are capable. 

It leaves one breathless marvelling at 
this man, who braved well the hunger, 
danger, hardship and suffering — all for 
the love of One, who also had suffered 
and willingly died. The call came to Dr. 
Reade to give and he gave himself; the 
call came to go, and he went everywhere 
spreading happiness; the call came to 
come and he came to Taylor University, 
giving freely of all he had to offer. His 
life was a shining example to all those 
with whom he came in contact, and his 
memory has lived on in others whose 
lives were inspired by his testimony. 

Then came the day in the year 1902 
when the workman had to lay down his 
tools, and the weary, burdened soul 
slipped away from under the load into the 
waiting arms of Christ. He was buried 
on the campus of Taylor University, where 
a memorial to this great man was erected 
in the year 1924. His uncompleted task 
was left to other hands. 

At the death of every great man, some- 

one arises to take up the falling torch and 
carry it forward. With Dr. Reade's failing 
health, Dr. John H. Shilling was made Vice 
President and took over a large share of 
the administration, and after the death of 
Dr. Reade became acting president until 
the close of the scholastic year 1902-03. 
Desiring to further his own education, Dr. 
Shilling was granted a leave of absence 
for two years of study in the East. Here 
he also served a pastorate, and while hold- 
ing revivals on this charge he became sud- 
denly ill, which illness resulted in death 
at the age of 32 years. Dr. Shilling, a tire- 
less worker, was the personification of 
push and punctuality. One of his expres- 
sions was, "It has to go. We'll make it 
go." In his busy life he still found time 
for poetry, and he wrote a number of 
poems himself. 

Between the close of Dr. Shilling's Ad- 
ministration and the coming of Dr. Charles 
W. Winchester in January 1904, Dr. Burt 
W. Ayres was acting president and dean. 

There was an interim with Dr. Albert 
R. Archibald as acting president in 1907-08. 

In those difficult days when the school 
was trying hard to get on its feet, an able 
leader was found in Dr. Monroe Vay- 
hinger, whose faith in God and persever- 
ance in his work was a tremendous help 
in the building of a greater Taylor. 

Plans were made for the enlargement 
and beautification of the campus. In the 
spring of 1909, the first concrete walk was 
laid from the door of the Administration 
Building to the north entrance of the cam- 
pus and then to Sickler Hall. The date 
may still be seen in the walk east of 
Sickler. After the gravel and cement had 

Dormitory building under construction 

been carted in, a holiday was declared. 
On a fine spring morning, the students 
turned out with shovel and hoe, mixed the 
concrete and laid the walk. 

Slowly, section by section other walks 
were built. All that existed between the 
school and the town was a dangerous 
board walk. Some suggested replacing 
the boards, but Dr. Vayhinger objected un- 
til concrete could be laid. The town 
council ordered the walk to be laid, and 
the property owners built the walk from 
the town to the school. Mr. C. C. Ayres, 
brother of Dr. Burt W. Ayres, furnished 
the capital to finance many of the walks 
about the campus and the walk to town. 

It is amusing to note that after the side- 
walk to Upland was completed there came 
a demand for a change in the rules con- 
cerning the social privileges of the stu- 
dents, to permit couples to attend church 
together on Sunday evenings. 

In the development of school policies 
one of the foremost plans was that Taylor 
should develop into a self-sustaining in- 
stitution, having correlated activities in 
which a large percentage of the students 
would be able to find employment. This 
policy has been carried out in a highly 
successful manner, not only in maintain- 

ing, but also in building and expanding 
the school. Taylor is still giving employ- 
ment to the students who are willing to 
work in any place where they qualify. 

Shortly after Dr. Vayhinger had got 
the building situaiton in hand, a new 
problem presented itself. Each building at 
that time had its own heating facilities 
which proved very inadequate. In severe 
weather it was nearly impossible to hold 
classes. The time for action had come, so 
work on a new heating plant was started 
in the spring of 1911. Located in the low 
spot on the northeast corner of the campus, 
this plant served the school for ten years, 
when it was abandoned for the present 
one. Today the only vestige of the old 
plant is the storage well shown by the 
concrete cover. The spot where it once 
stood has been transformed into one of the 
most beautiful spots on the campus — the 
Sunken Gardens — a gift to the school by 
the class of 1925. 

Another building project which was 
launched in 1911 was the Helena Music 
Hall. This much-needed building was 
made possible largely through the gener- 
ous gift of Mrs. Helena Gehman, a 
woman interested in Taylor, whose will 
provided the sum of $7,000 to be used in 
the erection of this structure. The entire 
main floor was given over to music studios 
and practice rooms. Mr. Shreiner, a local 
preacher, and friend of Taylor, agreed to 
furnish additional funds for the music hall, 
and thus his name was given to the audi- 
torium on the second floor of this building. 
As a result of this adequate preparation, 
the School of Music became one of the 
strongest departments of the University. 
The addition of the pipe organ, given by 
the class of 1928, has added to the musical 
enjoyment of everyone. 

A new dormitory for the girls became 
a necessity. Dr. Silas C. Swallow, whose 







Maytag Gymnasium nearing completion 

Air view of campus of Taylor University 

wife's family name was Robin, became 
interested in the plan and agreed to aid 
substantially in the erection of the pro- 
posed dormitory. It was named Swallow- 
Robin in honor of the first donors to the 

During the early years of the school, 
natural gas was abundant in the vicinity. 
There was a gas well on the campus used 
exclusively for lighting and heating until 
1906, when steam heat was installed. The 
loss of natural gas was of course, a great 
financial loss to the school. 

The remaining 70 acres of the 80 acre 
plot from which the original campus was 
taken became one of the most valuable 
additions to the school. It was purchased 
for $7,000, of which $5,000 was donated by 
Mrs. Martha McGrew in 1915, and the re- 
maining taken in small subscriptions. Mrs. 
McGrew later gave $1,000 to build the 
large dairy barn on this farm. 

In 1919, those who knew the loved 
Taylor were disappointed to learn that the 
spire on the tower of the Administration 
Building had to be removed because of 
danger from lightning. It was so woven 
into the chain of associations, in picture 
and song, that it seemed as if it were a 
personal loss. 

During this time student activities grew 
very much. New organizations were 
formed, and old ones quickened into new 
life. In 1903 a few earnest young men 
who were seeking to learn the art of pub- 

lic speaking, develop powers of logical 
reasoning, and to obtain a knowledge of 
parliamentary law, bonded themselves to- 
gether and formed the Eureka Debating 
Club. Another Boys' Debating Society, the 
Eulogonion Debating Club was organized 
in 1906. This club held weekly debates 
and inter-club debates were elected for 
fall and winter terms. On November 13, 
1913, the Soangetaha Debating Society, 
the first among the girls, was organized 
under the sponsorship of Sadie Miller. In 
the fall of 1921, girls met and organized 
the Mnanka Debating Society. It was dur- 
ing this period that sports assumed their 
rightful prominence in the student life of 
the school. Basketball soon grew into a 
major sport on the campus. 

Taylor students possessed love of 
country as well as love of God. During 
World War I military units were present 
at the University. In the days of sacrifice, 
the religious trend was at its height as 
great revivals were seen during three 
years of 1918-1921. 

A brief administration of Dr. James M. 
Taylor followed the presidency of Dr. Vay- 
hinger. During his term of office there was 
projected a great building program which, 
while it expanded the real estate holdings, 
increased the school's indebtedness. It 
was during this brief administration that 
the ownership of the institution passed 
from the National Associalion of Local 
Preachers to the Alumni Association, 





which was incorporated for the purpose of 
being capable of holding property. At this 
time the school acquired the additional 80 
acre farm on which the president's resi- 
dence is located. 

Dr. John Paul became president in 
1922, and under his administration Magee- 
Campbell-Wisconsin dormitories, begun in 
the James M. Taylor administration, were 
finished. A receivership occurring in the 
early part of Dr. Paul's administration led 
to the organization of The Legal Hundred 
of Taylor University, and the title passed 
from the Alumni Association to this cor- 
poration. Upon the resignation of Dr. Paul 
the board asked Dr. Burt W. Ayres to take 
over the duties of Acting President of the 

In 1931 Dr. Robert Lee Stuart was called 
to the leadership of Taylor University. Ke 
came to the presidency during the period 
of world-wide depression, the effects of 
which were felt in the school. Through his 
efforts the institution stood. Forced into 
receivership during this crisis, the William 
Taylor Foundation was established, which 
bought the school. The students and 
friends of the school respected Dr. Stuart 
because of his effective labors. During his 
presidency the Maytag Gymnasium, 
largely erected during the former adminis- 
tration, was completed. Dr. Stuart laid 

down his duties as president in 1945, and 
the school is continuing under the leader- 
ship of the president, Dr. Clyde W. 

Dr. Meredith's ministry here has not 
been long, but already faculty and stu- 
dents alike have learned to respect, ad- 
mire and love him. His trust and faith in 
God have stimulated the whole school, 
and under his leadership we look forward 
to a bright future together. 

Just as Taylor has, through the grace 
of God, held fast to the principles of Chris- 
tianity for the past one hundred years, so 
can she look forward to many more years 
of ministry as an effective Christian col- 
lege if her students and faculty keep their 
hearts in harmony with the Highest and 
their eyes upon Christ. 

Taylor has progressed not only aca- 
demically and materially during the past 
century, but spiritually as well, for from 
Taylor's halls have gone hundreds of 
young people to proclaim the gospel of 
Christ to all the world — at home and 

Taylor University, looking backward, 
reviews a century of victory. Looking 
forward, she, by the fervent prayers and 
devotion of students, faculty, alumni, and 
friends, may proceed unafraid as an effec- 
tive Christian college. 

Adm"nistrat:on Building 


Sickler Science Hall 


Helena Memorial Music Hall 


Maytag Gymnasium 

odies Strengthened, Spirits Lightened 




Swallow Robin 


Heating Plant. 


I K M 

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The Centennial celebration in June will include the breaking of ground 
for the new library. This project will insure Taylor's maximum ability to serve 
adequately as it launches into its second century of service. 

As Taylor looks to the future, it sees the necessity of expansion. More 
young people than ever before from among the high school students are de- 
termined to go on to college. The war has brought about definite trends toward 
a greater demand for college-trained young people. Several veterans are en- 
rolled in Taylor now under the G. I. bill, and many others are expected to- 
register next year. 

The immediate construction of the library is of the utmost importance. The- 
goals in the matter of Taylor University's full accreditation are inseparably tied 
in with this project. 

An architect has been engaged. He is Mr. Le Roy Bradley from Forf 
Wayne, Indiana. 

The completion of the Ayres Memorial Library marks a stepping stone in 
the growth of Taylor University. 


First row 

Dr. and Mrs. Archibald. 

Dr. Winchester 

Mrs. D. S. Duncan 

Mr. D. S. Duncan 

Second row 
Harriett Merrin 
Wilbur C. Dennis 
Dr. B. W. Ayres 
Clarence Smith 
O. W. Brackney 
Prof. E .F. Pyne 
Winnie Way 

Third row- 
Albert E. Day 
Miss McLaughen 
Mrs. Betty Whitehead 
Miss Martha Speicher 
Oscar Kiger 

Dean Milo Rediger 

Dr. Oskar Oppenheimer 

President Clyde Meredith 


They have gone this way before; 
Have known the same trails, 
'tedious hours of cramming, 
Joys of accomplishments. 
And having done so, 
They understand us, have 
faith in us. 

Always patient, 

Willing to guide and instruct, 

Ready to assist, to explain, 

To examine, 
Or raise an unanswerable 


This is our Administration. 
We are grateful for them, 
Proud of their achievements and 
Hopeful for their future success. 
We salute them in this, our 100th 

Clyde W. Meredith, B. D., Th. M.. Th. D. 


The one hundredth year in Taylor's history has given us a man 
who is Christian — in unfaltering loyalty to God, competent — in his 
varied activities, considerate — in helping those who seek his personal 
aid and counsel, and one who inspires confidence in us for our future 
and the future of our school. 

We pay tribute to Dr. Meredith whose intense interest in the stu- 
dents and practical Chapel messages have sought to make the student 
body effectively Christian. 


The influence of a great man has permeated the life of each Taylor- 
ite who has known Dr. Ayres. Through his softly spoken word, friendly 
smile, and many years of unstinting service, he has become an integral 
part of Taylor University. The loyalty and devotion to Christ which so 
characterizes his humble life will always be an inspiration to those who 
know him. Clear-sighted wisdom, an inspiring example, high stan- 
dards, a keen sense of humor, and sheer love of humanity — these are 
characteristics of our Vice-President. 

Burt W. Ayers, Taylor University, B. S.; 
A. M.; Ph. D.; LL. D. 


Dean of College 

Milo A. Rediger, A. M. 

Dean of College and Pro- 
fessor of Philosophy 

Taylor University, A. B.; New York 
University A. M.; residence work 
completed at New York University 
for Doctor's degree. 




James Charbonnier, A. M., B. D. 
Professor of Bible, Theology 
and Greek 

Geneva University College, A. B.; 
Yale University, A. M.; Drew Theolo- 
gical Seminary B. D.; Graduate Stu- 
dent Geneva University, Doctorate in 
Belles-Lettres in Pectore. Winona Lake 
School of Theology, summer 1939, 
1940, 1941. 

Heedlie M. Cobb, A. B., B. D. 
Part time Professor in Reli- 
gious Education 

Indiana Central College, A. B.; Bone- 
brahe Theological Seminary, B. D. 



Oskar Oppenheimer, Ph. D. 
Professor of Psychology 

University of Cologne; University of 
Leipzig; University of Bonn 

James Andrew Woofter, A. M., 
Ed. D. 

Professor of Education 

Salem College, A. B.; University of 
Virginia, A. M.; University of Cincin- 
nati, Ed. D. 

Theodora Bothwell, Mus. M. 
Professor of Piano and Organ, 
Chairman Division of Fine 

Syracuse University, Mus. B.; Chi- 
cago Conservatory, Mus. M.; Am- 
erican Institute of Normal Methods; 
Columbia University; Chicago Musi- 
cal College; Pupil of Mme. Julia 

Fine Arts 

Paul D. Keller, B. S. 

Instructor in Voice and Wind 
and Stringed Instruments 

Manchester College, B. S.; Cincinnati 
Conservatory of Music, summer 1944. 

Sadie Miller, 
Junior Piano 

Henry T. Harvey, A. M. 

Instructor in French and 

Western Michigan College, A.B.; Uni- 
versity of Michigan, A.M.; University 
of Michigan, summer 1940, Western 
Michigan College, summer 1942; Uni- 
versidad Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, 
summer 1945. 

Mayme Lillotte, A. B„ A. M. 
Professor of Speech 

Indianapolis Conservatory of Music; 
Aerry School of Expression, Teacher's 
College, Columbia University, 1931-34, 
Rutgers, B. S. in Ed.; Ed. M.; Wayne 
University, University of Michigan, sum- 


Henri F. M. Pol, M. A., Ph. D. 
Professor of Languages and 
Head of Counselling 

University of Paris, Ph.D. 

Merl F. Renz, A. M. 
Professor of English 

University of Toledo, A.B.; A. M. resi- 
dence work completed at Ohio State 
University for Doctor's degree; Univers- 
ity of Iowa 1939-40. 

Natural Sciences 

Physical Education 

Ruth Johnson, A. B. 
Dean of Women 

Taylor University, A.B.; working on 
M.A. at Penn. State. 

Philip J. Miller, A. B. 

Director of Physical Education 
for Men 

Taylor University, A.B. 

Keith D. Crane, M. S. 

Dean of Men and Professor of 
Chemistry, Chairman of Divi- 
sion of Natural Sciences 

Michigan State College, B.S., M.S.; Al- 
abama Polytechnic Institute Research, 
one year; Graduate student, Washing- 
ton University, one year. 

Olive May Draper, A. M. 

Professor of Mathematics and 

Taylor University, A.B.; University of 
Michigan, A.M.; Graduate student, Co- 
lumbia University, summer 1927; State 
University of Iowa, summers 1928, 1929, 
1930 and 1931; Indiana University, sum- 
mers 1935, 1937. 

Hazel R. Lamott, A. B. 

Instructor in Home Economics 

Taylor University, A. B.; Smith-Hughes 
Act work completed at Ball State Teach- 
ers College. 

William J. Tinkle, A. M„ Ph. D. 
Professor of Biology 

Manchester College, A.B.; Bethany 
Eiblical Seminary, 1919, 1920; Univers- 
ity of Wisconsin, Stone Labcratory; Ohio 
State University, A.M., Ph.D. 


Social Science 

Willis J. Dunn, A. B., A. M. 
Professor of Sociology; Direc- 
tor of Public Relations 

Asbury College. A.B.; Michigan State 
College, A.M.; Residence work complete 
for Ph.D. 

Grace D. Olson, A. B., A. M. 

Professor of History- 
Taylor University, A.B.; University of 
Michigan, A.M.; Western Reserve Uni- 

Lula R. Tinkle, B. C. S., A. B. 
Instructor in Economics and 

Manchester College, B.C.S.; Bethany 
Biblical Seminary; Taylor University, 
A.B.; La Verne College, 1931-33. 

Librarian Ass't. Librarian Business Mgr. 

Martha A. Bantle, A. B., B. S. 

Houghton College, A. B.; Geneseo State 
Teachers College, B.S.; University of 
Chicago, summers of 1944-1945. 

Lena A. Durlan 

M. E. Witmer 

iss Swisher-Bookkeeper Miss Passage-Sec. to the Pres. 

Miss Lucas-Cook 

Mrs. Pitzer-Cook 


Mrs. Hochstettler, cook 

Rev. O. P. Smith, Supt. of grounds and buildings 

Dr. P. J. Fisher, School physician 

Miss Marjorie Billett, nurse 

Miss Dunwoody, Sec. to Dr. Ayres 

Miss Cadwell, Sec. to the Dean 


Student Council 

E. Bertsche 
A. Rocke 
R. Van Vleet 
A. Hamann 
D. Russett 



Cooperation has been the key that has unlocked the door to suc- 
cessful accomplishments of student government. The student council, 
composed of representatives from each of the four classes and a presi- 
dent elected by the student body, seeks to promote friendly relations 
and cooperative relationships between the students and faculty, to 
establish a unity of purpose and effort, and to encourage beneficial 
programs and activities throughout the year. 

Some fruitful work has been the result thus far of this plan. As 
the years roll on, no doubt a higher standard of perfection will be 
reached, but at present the student council, the student government, 
and faculty student committees, have served successfully the purpose 
for which they were established. 

Student Faculty 

First row 

R. Van Vleet 
M. Roberts 
J. Bailey 
D. Barker 
L. Barney 

Second row 

A. Ewarner 
M. Brown 
H. Homer 
I. Meredith 
S. Silver 





Student Faculty 

B. Loeffler 
S. Silver 

Junior Rules 

J. Morse 
E. Johanson 
R. Coughenour 
M. Roberts 

A class of the 

The traditional 
emblems of the 
classes of Taylor 


We remember 

The endless shuffle of directed feet 
and echoing laughter, 

The shivering squeaks of chalk 

And books, timeworn; 

Interrupted music from a broken 

And the joy of competition, 

Sparkling eyes, 

Excitement in class discussion; 

Regret of inadeguate preparation, 

The slow dull click of time 

And dreamy faces — waiting. 

All from 

Our classes. 

First row 

R. Spoolstra Treas. 

Prof. Crane Sponsor 

S. Silver Pres. 

Second row 

E. Studebaker Sec. 

R. Bergert V. Pres. 

M. Brown Chaplcin 




100 ! 


The Class of 1946, as it views retrospectively the past four years, 
notes continuous intellectual, social, and spiritual progress. 

In 1942 we donned little green caps denoting our immature state. 
We felt a tremendous progressive leap when we became sophomores, 
with our new sweaters of maroon and white. Then a year later we 
emerged as upperclassmen, and were astounded at our elevated status: 
our keys of knowledge symbolized the opening of numerous spiritual 
and intellectual ventures of our lives. 

During the final year of our college careers, we continue to recog- 
nize our need for additional support in academic and spiritual realms 
exemplified by our class canes. 

Now as we leave Taylor, we realize our intellectual, cultural, and 
social advancement achieved here. We readily recognize too, our 
total dependence upon Jesus Christ as our Savior, Lord, and King, who 
will enable us through His strength to be more than conquerors as we 
enter our various fields of endeavor! 


[oyce Wentz Bailey 

Elwood, Indiana 

"Patience, friendliness and 
utter forgetfulness of self are 
the true royal qualities." 
Major: Home Economics 

■ Life Work: Pastor's wife 

President Girl's Association 4; 
Big Sister Chairman 4; Gospel 
Team Captain 3, 4; Chairman 
Junior Rules 3; Girls Dorm 
Committee 3; Youth Conference 
Cabinet 4; Philo Censor Board 
Chairman 3; Soangetaha Presi- 
dent 4; Secretary 3; Girls 
Sport Chairman 2; Chorus Lib- 
rarian 3; Chorus Vice President 
4; Science Club; Trio 1, 2, 3, 

Ruth Bergert. A. B. 

Canton, Ohio 

"In a great talent, well de- 
veloped and devoted to serv- 
ice, lies the sweetest of all, 
Major: Bible 
Life "Work: Missionary 

Class Vice President 4; Chorus 
President 4; Youth Conference 
Cabinet 4; Soangataha. 
Transfer from Moody Bible In- 
stitute and Asbury College. 

Marion Brown, A. B. 

Columbus, Ohio 
"In soul sincere, in action 
faithful, and in honor clear." 
Major: Sociology 
Life Work: Missionary 

Class Vice President 1; Student 
Council 2; Junior Rules Com- 
mittee 3; Girl Representative to 
Faculty 3; Youth Conference 
Cabinet 3, 4; Holiness League 
Vice President 3, 4; Philo Vice- 
president 4; House Committee 
4; Class Chaplain 4; Student 
Faculty Committee 4; Soange- 
taha; Chorus; International Re- 
lations; Gospel Team trio; Jun- 
ior Class Play. 


Linwood Barney, A. B. 

Rumney Depot, New Hampshire 
"Cheerful, gay and full of 
fun. He is liked by every- 

Major: Psychology 
Life Work: Missionary 


President of Class 1; President 
of Philo 4; Gospel Team Com- 
mittee 4; Holiness League; Am- 
bassadors; Basketball; T Club. 

Virgil V. Bjork, A. B. 

Marion, Indiana 

"He was a man, take him 

for all and all 
I shall not look upon his like 

Major: Philosophy 
Life Work: Ministry 
Transfer Marion College 

Maurine Carver, A. B. 

Crookston, Nebraska 

"Inexhaustible good nature; 
the most precious gift of 

Major: History 
Life Work: Missionary 

Secretary I. R. C. 3; President 
I. R. C. 4; Censor Board Chair- 
man Education club 4; Ban- 
guet Chairman Soangetaha 4; 
Foreign Language Club 2, 3; 
Holiness League; Ambassa- 


George Cochard, A. B. 

Hartford City, Indiana 

"A good heart is better than 
all the heads in the world." 
Major: Biblical Literature 
Life Work: Ministry 

Arlouine Hermann, A. B. 

Cicero, Illinois 
"Strong in will 
To strive , to seek, to find, 

and not to yield." 
Major: Music 
Life Work: Teaching 

Student council 4; English Club 
President 4; Vice-President 
Mnankas 3; Junior Rules 3; 
Secretary Class 2; Sports Chair- 
man 3; Sgt. Arms Mnankas 2; 
Gospel Team Captain 4; Trio; 
Education Club; Holiness lea- 
gue; Chorus; Vesper. 

Winifred Brown Hutchens, A. B. 

Upland, Indiana 

"With malice toward none, 
With charity toward all." 
Major: English 
Life Work: Teacher 
Transfer— M. E. Training 

John C. Cogley, A. B. 

Cokeville, Pennsylvania 

"He set his heart upon the 

Not upon the prize." 
Major: Sociology 
Life Work: Ministry 
Th a Ionian 

HaTold E. Homer, A. B. 

Muskegon, Michigan 

"A man with vision, who 

never has failed us. 
The man we have tested, the 

man whom we trust." 
Major: Psychology 

Life Work: Ministry 

Margaret Kramer, B. S. 
Cleves, Ohio 

"A sunny disposition is the 
very soul of success." 

Major: Home Economics 
Life Work: Teaching 

Vice President Science Club; 
Censor Board Chairman Soa- 
nogetaha 4; Sergeant at Arms 
4; Social Chairman Class 4; 
Holiness League; Educational 
Club 4; Choral Society 2, 3, 4; 
Vesper Choir 3, 4; Gem Staff 2, 
3, 4. 
Transfer — University Cincin- 


Elizabeth Loeffler. A. B. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

" Twas her thinking cf others 
made you think of her." 
Major: English 

- Life Work: Teaching 

Thalo Censor Board Chairman 
4; Jr. Senior Banquet Chair- 
man 3; English Club President 
3; Youth Conference Cabinet 
4; Ministerial Secretary 4; 
Inter-Collegiate Debate Club 
President 4; Mnanka. 
Transfer — Indiana State 
Teachers College. 

Beatrice Payne, A. B. 

Sabinsville, Pennsylvania 
"In quietness confidence 
shall be thy strength." 
Major: Bible 
Life Work: Missionary 

Secretary Ambassadors For 
Christ 4; Holiness League; Min- 
isterial Association. 
Transfer — Transylvania Bible 

Don Rose. A. B. 

Grand Ledge, Michigan 

"Tis better to be small and 

Than larae and cast a 

Major: Sociology 
Life Work: Ministry 

Holiness League Chorister 4; 
Philo Chaplain 4; Class Presi- 
dent 3; Ministerial member of 
Critique board 4; Ministerial 
■ Chorister 4; Youth Conference 
Cabinet; Junior Play; Cheer 
Leader; Chorus. 

June Meredith, A. B. 

Upland, Indiana 

"None know her, but to love 

None name her, but to 


Major: Home Economics 
Life Work: Teacher 

Editor Gem 4; Gem Circulation 
Mgr. 3; Faculty Representative 
4; Debate Team 4; Co-Chair- 
man New Philo Program '■. 
Mnanka; Music Club; I. R. G. 
Education Club; English Club; 
Science Club; Chorus; Vesper 
Choir; Holiness League. 
Transfer — Asbury College. 

Miriam Pallotta, A. B. 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

"Here's to the girl with the 

heart and the smile, 
That makes the bubble of life 

Major: Sociology 
Life Work: Social Work 

President ol Mnanka 4; Chap- 
lain Mnanka 4, Secretary Philo 
4, Secretary of Class 3; I. R. C. 

Andrew Rupp, A. B. 

Upland, Indiana 

"That best portion of a good 

man's life, 
His little, nameless, unre- 

membered acts of kindness 

and of love." 
Major: Biblical Literature 
Life Work: Ministry 

Holiness League President 4; 
Youth Conference Cabinet 4; 
Ambassadors; Ministerial As- 
sociation; Chorus; Prayer 

Transfer — Fort Wayne Bible 
Institute and Adrian College. 


Dorland Russett, A. B. 

Berne, Indiana 

"He mixes reason with pleas- 
ure and wisdom with mirth." 
Major: Philosophy 
Life Work: Ministry 

Ministerial Assoc. President 4: 
Inter-Collegiate Debate Club. 
Transfer ■ — Indiana University 
and Fort Wayne Bible Institute. 

Robert Spoolstra, A. B. 


"The reason firm and temper- 
ate will, 

Knowledge, foresight, 
strength and skill." 

Major: Education 

Life Work: Ministry 

Ministerial Assoc. Treasure 3; 

President 4; Class President 2; 
Junior and Senior banquet 

chairman 3; Class Treasure 4; 

Student council 1; Youth Con- 
ference Treasure 4; Philo 
Searg. at Arms 2; Philo Trea- 
sure 3; Student Pastor; Chorum- 
Education Club; I. R. C. 

Alva Swarner, A. B. 

Hutchinson, Kansas 

"Business before pleasure, 
when no pleasure tempts." 
Major: History 
Life Work: Ministry 

Class Sports Chairman 2; Vice 
President ministerial 3; Presi- 
1 dent Ministerial 3; Dorm Com- 

mittee 3; Treasurer Philos 4; 
"Rush Day Chairman Philos 4; 
■Class gift Chairman 4; Stu- 
•dent Faculty Committee 4; 
President T Club 4; Holiness 
League; I. R. C; Basketball 
2, 3; Class Play 3. 
Transfer — Central Bible Ins- 


Stewart H. Silver, A. B. 

Rochester, N. Y. 

"He was a man of honor, of 
noble and gentle nature."" 
Major: Sociology 
Life Work: Ministry 

Student Council ReD. 1 ; Philo 
Chaplain 3; Class Chaplain 3 
Youth Conference Treasure 3 
Youth Conference Registar 4 
Class President 4- Boy's Ad- 
visor 4; Gospel Team Captain 
4; Student Faculty Committee 
4; Ministerial Assoc. Treasure 
4; Junior Rules 3; Intramural 
Softball 1; Irt-amu-al Basket- 
ball 1 ; Intramural Football 1 , 
3, 4; BasketVal] 3; Baseball 4; 
Holiness League. 

Elizabeth Studabaker, B. S. 

Greenville, Ohio 

"I might be better if I would, 
but it's awfully lonesome be- 
ing good." 
Major: Education 
Life Work: Teaching 

Secretary Class 4; Secretary 
I. R. C; Critic Judge of Soange- 
tha; Sergeant at Arms Soan- 
getha; Science Club; Am- 
bassadors; Junior Play. 

Francis Sweeten, A. B. 

Camden, New Jersey 

"He aspires to the best there 

is for man; 
Good deeds and noble 
thoughts are his." 
Major: Biblical Literature 
Life Work: Ministry 

Thalo Treasurer 4; Treasurer 
Ministerial Asso. 4; Dorm Com- 
mittee 4; Social Co-Chairman 
Class 4; Debate club; Gospel 
Team Captain. 

Transfer — Fort Wayne Bible 


Dctrrel Taggart, A. B. 

Marion, Indiana 

"A merrier man 

Within the limit of becom- 
ing mirth 

I never spent an hour's talk 

Major: History 

Life Work: Ministry 

Transfer — Marion College. 

Jack Weaver, A. B. 

"A man he seems cf cheer- 
ful yesterdays 
And confident tomorrows." 
Major: Zoology 
Life Work: Teacher 


President Education Club 4; 

Science Club; Gem Staff. 

Philip Williams, A. B. 

Fountain City, Indiana 
"To see him is to like him 
And to like him ■well." 
Major: Biblical Literature 
Life Work: Ministry 


Russel Van Vleet 

"And still they gazed and 

still the wonder grew 
That one small head could 

carry all he knew." 
Major: Sociology 
Life Work: Missionary 

Student Council President 4; 
Thalo Pres. 4; Vice-President 
Ministerial 4; Treasurer Thalo 
3; Class Treasurer 2; Holiness 
League; I. R. C. Ambassador; 
Quartet; Gospel Team. 

Rosemary Weston. A. B. 

Freeport, Pennsylvania 

"Zealous yet modest, patient 
of toil, inflexible in faith." 
Major: Biblical Literature 
Life Work: Teacher 

Prayer Band Librarian; Lan- 
guage Club Chaplain; Chorus; 
Ambassadors for Christ; Minis- 

Transfer — Transylviania Bib- 
le School. 

Not Photographed 

Jean Bamford 
Gerald Fisher 
Lois Gayant 
Hershel McCord 
Annie Mott 
Fred Orr 
Kathlene Price 
Keith Whittern 

[see seccnd semester students] 


-•»S J.! 


Russel Van Vlset 

A reassuring smile, an encouraging 
word, a hearty chuckle — Buzz! He was 
outstanding in his academic work and in 
all his varied activities. For his forethought 
and good judgment he was regarded to 
be an excellent student council President; 
for his gay quips and contagious humor he 
was considered indispensable to the din- 
ing hall workers. With the Taylor quar- 
tette, or when about the campus a ready 
testimony was upon his lips and a song 
in his heart. 

Added to all this Buzz has been a top- 
flight student, well-liked by all. Indeed 
he has set a fine example for his under 
classmen friends to follow. 



Marguerite Roberts 

"The girl with a smile in her voice." 

That's the way Marguerite is referred 
to by those who have heard her sing, for 
this comely miss can put over a song with 

An ability in music and singing is tal- 
ent enough for any girl, but when scholar- 
ship is added to that, plus a winning Chris- 
tian personality, well then, the sum total 
result is a real person. 

That which has endeared Marguerite 
to her fellow students has been a willing- 
ness to work hard and untiringly when 
given a responsibility. And in spite of all 
she has to do, she has remained gracious, 
— a good example of Taylor personality at 
its best. 





Hcnrold Homer 

"Where's Harold — We can ask him." 
When the impossible was a necessity 
Harold could do it. This versatile mem- 
ber of our student body through dramatic 
ability, staging ingenuity, a willing and 
ready spirit, brought a "well done" from 
all our lips. In the class room his discus- 
sion and ability to answer the unanswer- 
able was unequaled. 

His unassumed manner and Christian 
testimony disclosed in his daily walk com- 
manded the respect of all his fellow stu- 
dents as well as the members of his church 
whom he served so faithfully. For his 
activity in every part of student life, his 
intelligence in the classroom, and for his 
possession of the true Taylor spirit, Harold 
has achieved his place in Who's Who. 



June Meredith 

"What an outstanding Gem!" This 
comment was the result of many tedious 
hours of planning and concentration by 
the editor of our Gem. June's cheery atti- 
tude, her ready smile for all who come 
her way, and her enthusiasm exercised in 
all she undertook paved the way for her 
success in college life. 

Her musical talent, the mastery of the 
violin, gave us many pleasant listening 
hours. Her name was found on the mem- 
bership roll of several school organiza- 
tions, yet besides her activity in all of 
these, her professors pronounced her to 
be "an excellent student." All these made 
June more than worthy to be numbered 
among Taylor's outstanding personalities. 


B. Jones Treasurer 

D. Olson Vice-President 

J. Hayes Secretary 

L. Herber President 

Dean Rediger Sponsor 

R. Bertchie Chaplain 


Proud to be upperclassmen? I'll say we are. What delight in 
giving orders to the freshmen! How charming the girls looked in their 
up-sweeps and green caps! Some of the fellows looked unusual with 
their hair parted in the middle. 

We had a splendid year together as a junior class with the council 
of our much appreciated sponsor, Dean Rediger. The best parties our 
class has had, came this year. Our junior play in February brought 
many laughs and much enjoyment to all. Remember 6:15 on Wednes- 
day morning? Those who attended the class prayer meeting received 
blessing and inspiration. 

A big event at the close of the year was our Junior-Senior Banquet 
- — lots of work [especially for our class of girls] but lots of fun. 

After wearing our navy and white sweaters and our unique class 
keys we anticipate another prosperous year together, but look back 
with pride upon our — Junior Jaunts. 




Darlene Barker: 

courteous and kind 

Marguerite Beacon: 

a beacon bright 

Ruth Bertsche: 

diligent diplomat 

Margie Billet: 

angel of mercy 

Florence Branch: 

lovable little lady 

Betty Buerki: 

Bulletin beaver 

Ruth Coughenour: Estelle Dillon: Gene Gibbs: 

capable coed beautiful but bright quietly kind 

S A7 

Joanne Grubbs: Jean Hayes: 

sweet songbird "Hillbilly" 

Laura Herber: 

Billy's belle 

Alice Hitchcock: Gene Holt: 

grapples with Greek short and sweet 

Elsa Johansen: 

apt athlete 

Harold Johnson: Esther Kvanvik: 

sensible Swede refreshingly refined 

Janet Morse: 

choice, charming 

S A7 

Hi ^f"% 

Dorothy Olsen: 

winsome waitress 

Marguerite Roberts: 

refreshingly radiant 

Esther Rupp: 

happy homemaker 

Lydia Rupp: 

jolliest junior 

Ruth Shoeppach: 

Gwendolyn Somerville: 
able artist king of the keyboard 

Wilma Steiner: John Sutton: 

sweetly serene cooks' delight 


B. Hunt Vice-President 

D. Horn Secretary 

H. Armstrong Chaplain 

E. McWherter Treasurer 

W. Bullis President 

Prof. Dunn Sponsor 







The Sophomore class under the able counseling of Professor Merl 
Renz has progressed in knowledge and in fellowship throughout the 

Humbly, yet without shame, the class took their second trip through 
the Mississinewa river at the annual Tug-O-War. 

During the year the sophomores arranged a Sadie Hawkins Day 
party with the freshmen. The affair provided the girls with an oppor- 
tunity to spend an enjoyable evening with their favorite "Lil Abner." 
Several other parties and events were on schedule — all marked with 
the usual class zest and spirit. 

Gray and red were selected as class colors; the gray signifying 
stability of character and the red, a keenness for living and a desire to 
help others to live abundantly. 

All in all the sophs contributed much to the spirit of Taylor. 

Row 3 

Martha Busch 
Genevieve Conger 
Harold Curdy 
Virginia Dye 

Row 4 

Floyd Emshwiller 
Dorcas Galbraith 
Norma Jean Hickey 
June Hansen 

Row 4 
Veryl Pallas 
Joan Powell 
Lyle Rasmussen 
Alyce Rocke 

■tow 3 

Garfield Thompson 
ean Thompson 
Mward Thornburg 
Jetty Van Lieu 

low 4 

/lary Weber 
Catherine Wright ■ 
/lary Helen Zimmerman 

Freshmen Cabinet 
First row 

M. Litten .. Sec. 

W. De Foe Treas. 

R. McDowell - V. Pres. 

Second row 

W. Alnor Chaplain 

G. Silburn Pres. 

P. Keller Sponsor 


This year has brought about the enrollment of the Class of "49"; 
though yet very early in college life, the class has already revealed 
that it has a great store of talents. 

The first test, as to whether or not the class would cooperate, came 
on the day of the traditional tug-of-war, when the freshmen pulled the 
sophomores through the "Mississinewa" River, a feat which has been 
accomplished only once before in the history of Taylor. The credit 
for this achievement does net go solely to the small representation that 
made up the team but equally as well to the remainder of the Class 
and its sponsor, Professor Keller, who were right at hand giving the 
team their moral support and the encouragement that gave them the 
spirit of cooperation and determination that won the pull. 

The Freshmen Class has enjoyed the activities of this year, the 
fellowship with one another and with all, on the campus of Taylor. 

The Freshmen look to the years before them with an enthusiasm to 
grasp the treasures that are offered — treasures that will prepare them 
for the future and for the service of their Lord. 


Joyce Ann Abrams, Sylvia Albright Warren Al- 
nor, John Barnett, Mary Barnett. 

Miriam Beers, Genevieve Beischer, Evan Bertsche, 
Robert Boice, Edgar Bolles. 

Carol Brewer, Georgia Brown, Robert Carlson, 

Frank Carver, Bettylou Case. 

Beatrice Chambers, Phyllis Chambers, Gnellar 
Chisolm, Delores Clark, Alma Cleveland. 

Evelyn Clevenger, Wanda Dafoe, Virginia Dober, 
James Fisher, Shirley Gaerte. 


Nida Garner, Howard Girard, Mary Grant, Paul 
Hanson, Eunice Herber. 

Jerry Hesler, William Hilbolt, Anna Hochstettler, 
Betty Ireland, Beverly Jacobs. 

Alberta Jaques, Velna Johnson, Yvonne Kaim- 

burg, Beatrice Keelty, Marjorie Leary. 

Miriam Litten, Opal Mahler, Jean Mosher, Donna 
Mougin, Lcra McCormack. 

Roberta McDowell, Ann McGlinch, Marvin Pal- 
mateer, Patricia Pontius, Helen Ransopher. 

Arthur Riffell, Leitha Rubritius, Betty Saylor, Lois 
Schwem, Shirley Selby. 

Margaret Sescendiver, Doyle Shields, Lois Shields, 
Barbara Shope, George Silburn. 

Hazel Snow, Daniel Steiner, Nelson Streeter, El- 
mer Thorpe, Ula Trodahl. 

Jean Van Horn, Frances Vickery, Frances Walls, 
Cora Mae Walter, Merlin Wilkins. 
Donna Williams, Lois Williams, Mary Winter, Lucre- 
tia Whitehead, Robert Whitehead. 

Louisa Mize — Not photographed. 


Row 1 

Row 2 

Row 3 

Row 4 

Row 5 

N. Bachman 

H. Buwalda 

H. Chesterman 

T. Clark 

R. Clark 

J. Coughenour 

R. Deich 

G. Engstrom 
J. Giles 
J. Hayes 
T. Hayes 
C. Keifer 

H. Lytle 
M. Maietta 
R. McVety 
S. Miller 
M. Moorman 

M. Murphy 
G. Pasma 
V. Pollard 
H. Proffitt 
P. Prow 
H. Tanner 

M. Tanner 
W. Tone 
C. Trum'bauer 
R. Warton 
M. Westing 
K. Whitlern 




J. Evans 






J. Harvey Brown 
Taylor University, A. B., 1 91 £ 


M. Cropper D. Knight 

H. Dunn V. Rediger 

S. Hurley C. Schceff 






L. Clark 

G. Clark 

C. Emshwiller 

I. Pol 

A. Vandlen 

Charles Shilling 
J. C. Burke White 
Kenneth Day 
Crville French 
Floyd Seelig 
A. Wesley Pugh 
John Shilling 

Taylor Hayes 
Russell Clark 
Howard Girard 
William Simpson 
Joe Hayes 
Coach Miller 

Merlin Wilkins 
Frank Carver 
Ray Sheehan 
Edwaid Thornburg 
Robert Carlson 


Through many varied paths has 

Our walk at Taylor led us. 

To Dramatics: play producing, 
acting, hours of fun, 

To Debate: back and forth the 
arguments fly. 

To Music: singing, recitals, the 
thrill of soaring the heights 
in song, 

To Youth Conference: months 
of preparation for years of 
rich harvest, 

To Gospel Teams: gaining in- 
spiration, fellowship and 
practical experience 

To Athletics: basketball is fun 
for those who play and those 
who cheer. 

These shall not end at Taylor. 

Onward shall stretch these path 
ways — - 

Our Activities. 

Gospel Team Committee & Student Pastors 

Taylor University students are privi- 
leged with numerous opportunities to serve 
the Lord through Gospel Teams. These 
groups of consecrated, talented young 
people assist in Sunday services, revivals, 
young peoples' meeting, rallies and 
special occasions. These groups are sent 
out through the Gospel Team Committee. 

Students are strengthened and en- 
couraged, not only because of the bless- 
ing that is received but also because of 
the practical experience that is gained. 

Eighteen men students have availed 
ihemselves of an excellent opportunity to 
earn while they learn and to gain minis- 
terial experience while training for full- 
time service. The churches served, near 
and far, are of three denominations, while 
the attendance in the various churches 
ranges from 20 to 1 15. "... Come ye after 
Me and I will make you to become fishers 
of Men." Mark 1:17 

First row 

P. Keller 
D. Barker 
L. Barney 
T. Charbonnier 

Second row 

S. Silver 
L. Herber 
F. Sweeten 
A. Hamann 
M. Roberts 
V. Macy 
R. Schoeppach 
W. Bullis 

First row 
D. Rose 

H. Curdy 
R. Spoclstra 
W. Simpson 

Second row 

L. Rasmussen 

A. Vandlen 
H. Homer 
D. Taggart 
V. Bjork 

Third row 

B. Skinner 
D. Russett 
A. Swarner 
L. Barney 
S. Silver 

G. Cochard 

First row — M. Brown, A. Rupp, Dean Rediger, B. Loeffler, R. Bergert 

Second row — D. Rose, L. Barney, S. Silver, H. Armstrong, M. Roberts, L. Herber, R, Spoolstra, V. Macey, 
H. Homer 


"That I May Know Him" were the 
words that greeted Youth Conference 
guests as they entered the gym. This theme 
was beautifully portrayed by the resur- 
rection scene with three lonely crosses 
silhouetted by the sunrise of that glorious 

Not only through decorations was the 
theme expressed but throughout all the 
activities of the Conference. Gospel mes- 
sages, inspirational music, and prayer led 

many young people to the throne of grace 
to find Christ as their Savior, Sanctifier, 
and Guide through life. 

Rev. T. J. Everest, Rev. Ivan Allbutt, 
Rev. Malcolm Cronk and R. G. LeeTour- 
neau were the guest speakers who brought 
God's message to the youth who thronged 
our campus. 

The week-end passed quickly but the 
results of this brief Youth Conference will 
live for eternity. 


Thcrt I may know him, 
and the power of his resur- 
rection, and the fellowship 
of his sufferings, being 
made conformable unto his 

—Phil. 3:10 




ATZD. . 

Inspired and rejoicing they leave the gym. 

O N F E R E N C E 

Dr. Meredith, Rev. Allbutt, Mr. LeTourneau, Miss Looffler, Rev. Everest, Mr. Rupp, Rev. Meadows, Rev. Wilburn 

Unphotographed: Rev. Cronk. 

Everyone works at Youth Conference time. 

Over a thousand satisfied people each meal. 


Row 1 — G. Sommerville, M. Roberts, Prof. Keller, B. Knight 

Row 2 — Guest Artists 

Row 3 — B. Van Lieu, M. Kramer, E. Boiler, G. Conger, R. Brose, N. Streeter, E. Bertsche, L. Rasmussen, A. 
Riffel, B. Stone, H. Homer, J. Baily, M. Brown, A. Hamann, M. Zimmerman, J. Meredith 

Row 4— R. Bunner, H. Dunn, P. Evans, B. McDowell, J. Bateman, D. Rose, V. Macey, P. Shaffer, R. VanVleet, 
B. Buerki, R. Shugart, M. Woofter, J. Keller, E. Johansen, M. Swisher, M. Billet. 

Row 5 — R. Bergert, J. Grubbs, L. McCormack, E. Herber, M. Litten, G. Brown, J. Cogley, D. Steiner, G. Thompson, 
O. Steiner, M. Whitmer, O. Mahler, G. Chisolm, M. Johnson, D. Mougin, D. Olsen, R. Bertsche, L. Herber 

Row 6 — M. Applegren, V. Pallas, R. Coughenour, L. Dunwiddie, S. Albright, E. Clevenger, M. Ladd, W. Dunn, 
D. McGill, M. Palmateer, E. Bolles, J. Clark, N. Garner, J. Hanson, F. Johnson, H. Armstrong, U. Trodahl, R. Johnson, 
B. Kaimburg 

Row 7 — W. Steiner, J. Thompson, H. Snow, B. Shope, V. Johnson, P. Bryce, F. Walls, D. Horn, B. Ireland, 
M. Busch, B. Jones, B. Hunt, F. Barnett, J. Mosher, M. Beers, M. Grant, M. Winter, C. Walter, G Beischer, M. Barnett, 
V. Dober 

With the resounding echo of the Hallelujah Chorus still wending its way 
into our hearts and minds, we are reminded that another year of melodious 
harmony has passed into the history of Taylor. 

The choral society, under the able direction of Professor Keller has sounded 
forth the final note of triumph to this Centennial year as 100 students, together 
with soloists of outstanding ability, blended their voices and hearts in singing, 
"For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth forever and ever." 

This spirit was prominent in every rendition by the chorus; namely, the 
annual youth conference, the Easter Cantata, and other special occasions. 

From many of the chorus members testimonies have been given of a 
deepening in their own spiritual lives as they have comprehended the great 
responsibility we face as we sing His Praises. 

S P E 


"Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing." 

Psa. 100:2 

The Vesper Choir, progressing under the able direction of Professor Paul 
Keller, celebrates its 8th birthday this year. One hour a week prepares the 
specially selected group of singers for the Sunday evening Vesper Service. 

The choir has a ministry among neighboring churches besides singing on 
Sunday evenings and on special occasions such as at Youth Conference and 
at Commencement. Emphasis is placed upon good singing in a worshipful 
inspirational spirit. As they continue their ministry it is proving to be a blessing 
to both those who sing and those who listen. 



U A R T E T T E 


"I'm Happy in Jesus" was the testi- 
mony of the 1945-1946 Taylor Quartette 
as they went out, representing the school 
and singing the Gospel. The fellows on 
the quartette, from four different states, 
worked together singing the glorious mes- 
sage of salvation. 

The Quartette had a full schedule dur- 
ing the year, singing at Revival meetings, 
Young Peoples' groups, homecomings, 

regular church services and other occa- 
sions. It has been a great joy for them to 
have the opportunity to go out to witness 
for Christ, to sing the story of redemption 
and to represent the school they love. 

One of the members of the original 
Taylor quartette, Melvin J. Hill, wrote the 
Taylor Song. Other members of the quar- 
tette of 1904-1908 were J. M. Sprinkle, H. G. 
Hastings, and W. C. Dennis. 



"Sing forth the honor cf his name: make his praise glorious." Psalm 66:2. 

Throughout the year many occasions have arisen for the 
trios to serve the Master in song and praise. Many have been 
blessed by the glowing testimonies of these girls. Besides singing, 
they are called upon to assist in playing the piano, to lead con- 
gregational singing, and to speak in youth meetings. 

It has been through their fervent practicing and desire to sing 
that they have participated in various activities both on and off 
campus, in churches, and in school activities. 

May God continue to bless and use the trios in His service. 







U S I c 

Arlcuine Haman Organ 

William Jones Flute June Meredith.. 

Bob Carlson and Merlin Wilkins.. Trumpet 


Miriam Litten Piano 

Ula Trodal Voice 

Ruth Bergert Vibraharp 

First row 

D. Russett 
B. Loeffler 

M. Lillotte 
J. Meredith 
R. Whitehead 

Second row 

R. Boice 
F. Sweeten 
R. McDowell 

E. Thornburg 


A new organization on our campus this 
year is the Debate Club. Under the efficient 
leadership of Professor Lillotte the eight 
members took their work seriously and 
trained diligently for a good season. De- 
bating is like sports — having its rules of 
the game and requiring teamwork. Learn- 
ing the basic principles of argumentation 
and constant practise were the methods 
used in making each member a good 

Besides intra-class debates we had 

several engagements with other colleges 
in the state for non-decision debates. On 
February 23 we participated in the annual 
Debate Tournament at Manchester Col- 
lege. For our first year of debating we 
made a satisfactory showing — winning six 
of the debates from twelve of the leading 
universities in the Middle West. 

It is already evident that this new club 
is a cultural asset to our students and 
through contact with other colleges a 
benefit to our school. 

D R 

The impact of Taylor is felt around the 

Under the instruction of Mrs. 
Lillotte, many splendid dramatic 
productions were presented during 
the year. 

The New Philo-Thalo program 
revealed the talent and dramatic 

The new Philos and Thalos present glimp- 
ses of a century at Taylor. 

ability of enthusiastic freshmen. 
The program, presented to the old 
students and friends was full of 
fun and humor, and yet serious, as 
it concluded in a tribute to the GI's 
everywhere, who risked their lives 
for our safety. 

The Play Production class pre- 
sented an evening's entertainment 
in three well written and splendidly 
represented, one-act plays. "Betty 
Behave," a fast moving comedy, 
characterized three typical college 
girls, in dormitory life and their 
mischievous ways. "And There 
Was Light" was another comedy 
in which the Doctor cured a woman 
of her illness by restoring sight to 

"This experiment 

"will determine her 


"Drink your tea and 
you'll feel better." 

A T I C S 


-Why I don't know my name! I don't know who I am! 

another. "Maizie," a tragedy, de- 
picted the life of a couple in the 
slum area of a large city. This 
play held the attention of the 
audience every minute. 

The Junior Class Play, "Twelve 
Hours By the Clock" was full of 
laughs, thrills and excitements. 
Each character was played excel- 
lently. Events took strange and un- 
expected courses and the suspense 
of the play held the audience spell- 

Curtain! First Curtain! And the 
curtain went up on the first act of 
"Annie Laurie," presented by the 
Thalo-Philo Literary Societies, to a 
crowded auditorium. The romance 
presented many complications 
which were satisfactorily solved to 
the listeners. The Scotch setting 
and costumes were very colorful 
and pleasing to the eye, and the 
entire production is acclaimed by 
all as the best play to have been 
staged recently at Taylor. 

The final production of the year 
was a Pageant representing the 
history of Taylor University for 
the past one hundred years. It was 
presented during the Centennial 
celebration by the literary soci- 
eties, and helped us to appreciate 
more, the value of our dear Alma 
Mater, and her growth through the 

Oh, yes, you will! Yes, you will! 

Our coach . . . Our inspiration to victory. 


T. Hayes 

J. Hayes 

R. Clark 

D. McGill 

F. Carver 






H. Glrard 

M. Wilkins 

B. Simpson 

B. Carlson 





The close of another basketball season 
for the Taylor Trojans find them nursing 
many bruises suffered at the hands of the 
toughest competition she has seen since 
the war cut into her schedule in 1942 and 
reduced her purple and gold team to a 
mere skeleton. But now they are coming 
back to build the Taylor sports club into 
even a greater team than before the war. 
Already some of the boys have returned 
to immediately take their positions. Taylor 
Hayes, as he returned just prior to the 
opening of the second semester, sparked 

the Trojans in one of the most vital games 
of the year, as the boys went on the floor 
to meet and beat the tournament favorite, 
North Manchester. Though many games 
were lost during the season, never was 
the spirit of our fighting Trojans shaken. 
Every game was a pleasure to see as the 
men fought for victory. We are proud of 
that spirit that does not crack under the 
pressure of ovei whelming odds. For clean 
playing, real sportsmanship, and plenty of 
basketball thrills send out the Taylor Tro- 
jans every time. 

A T H L E T I 

S . . 




Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. 

M. Busch, L. Rasmussen, M. Litten, D. Rose 

Go get urn, Trojans 

Go get um 

Go get um, Trojans 

Go get um 

Go get um, Trojans 

Go get um. 

Roy, i 
D. Rose 
L. Famey 
R. Clark 
T. Hayes 
A. Swarner 

Row 2 
M. Wilkins 
F. Carver 
D. McGill 
H. Girard 
B. Carlson 
Ccach Miller 


Back row: 
I. Madsen 
L. Rasmussen 
J. Powell 
R. Brose 

Front row: 

C. Wright 

M. Ladd 

M. Zimmerman 

M. Busch 

A. Rocke 

Back row: 










Van Horn 


t row: 












War ton 

Variety is the keynote for the 
girls athletic activities. Tuesday 
and Thursday afternoons one 
can find the freshman and soph- 
omore girls engaged in a num- 
ber of sports varying with the 

Rigorous calisthentics regu- 
larly preface each gym class. 
Until they become accustomed 
to it, the girls suffer from stiff and 
sore muscles, but gradually they 
lose their rhuematic symptoms, 
and exercises are taken with a 
minimum of complaint. 

In fall and spring, the co-eds 
try their hands at archery, soft- 
ball, tennis and on the nicest 

days, hiking. Hiking, according 
to the gym class connotation, is 
more than a leisurely stroll; it 
is a stiff, brisk walk in which 
there is a defnite physical value. 
During the winter months 
some participate in volleyball, 
badminton, and shuffleboard, 
but the prime favorite is basket- 
ball. Each class has its team 
and student coach. Games are 
played on Saturday mornings. 
There is a fine class spirit evi- 
denced at these contests. This 
year the Forsh are the champ- 
ions having won 2 of the 2 
games played. 


'Old Volunteers' 

'Campus Volunteers" 


At the sound of the 6:40 bell 

Begin our organizations. 

To broaden our education, 

To make us alert to the world about 

To exercise our every talent; 
These are the purposes of these 


Though Thalo strive with Philo now 
and then 

And club debaters argue, 

All our strife is truly worthy as 

We recognize the other persons 

We, also, join together in the love 
of Christ 

For service 

For prayer and worship. 

We have found joy and rich exper- 

Through a fellowship and instruc- 
tion of 

Our organizations. 

Row one: B. Hunt. D. Barker, E. McWherter, B. Loeffler. K. Crane, R. Van Vleel, L. Herber, R. Bertsche, R. Coughenour, 
W. Bullis. F. Sweeten. 

Rcw two: J. Cogley, H. Snow, B. Ireland, P. Bryce. E. Clevenger, D. Galbraith, G. Sommerville, F. Branch, M. Barnet, 
P. Pontius. S. Albright. B. Case, F. Barnet. 

Third row: D. Russett, D. Home. I. Madsen, M. Beacon. A. Rocke. R. Shugart. B. Chambers. L. Rupp, W. Daioe, L. 
Rubritius, C. Wright. G. Chisolm. J. Mosher, D. Williams. P. Chambers. J. Van Horn. H. Ransopher. G. Silburn. 

Fourth row: E. Bertsche, J. Morse, G. Gibbs, J. Grubbs, R. Srheppach, R. Weston, M. Zimmerman. E. Keelty. B. Paine. M. 
Leary, G. Conger. B. Van Lieu, N. Garner, M. Wilkins. 

Fifth row: W. Stone. M. Palmateer, B. Buerki, A. Riffell, E. Boiler, J. Sutton, C. Russett, D. McGill. H. Girard. M. 
Kramer. D. Steiner. 




Friendship, fellowship, and fun was not only our motto for rush 
days but was the essence of our activities throughout the year. 

Friendship with Christ and with each other was our goal in our 
work and in our play. 

We have enjoyed fellowship as we have worked together in 
planning and presenting our semi-monthly programs and special 
presentations including the Christmas chapel service, New Thalo pro- 
gram and our annual play. 

Fun has had its place too, in our activities. It was climaxed by 
the Masquerade-Barn Party with the grotesque costumes, initiation for 
new members and substantial refreshments. 

Yes, Thalos, let's press ever onward for years of friendship, fellow- 
ship and fun. 

First row: A. Swarner, M. Pollata, M. Roberts, J. Charbonnier. L. Barney. M. Brown. E. Johanson, L. Rasmussen, 

D. Rose. 

Second row: M. Eusch. V. Pallas, J. Bailey, A. Hammon, W. Steiner, M. Johnson, J. Thompson, J. Smith. M. Weber. 

E. Kvanvik, J. Hayes. A. HochsteUler, M. Appslgrin. 

Third row: J. Meredith. J. Hanson, G. Brown, S. Shelby. R. Bros?, J. Bateman, G. Norris, M. Ladd, M. Carver, J. 
Powell, R. Bergeit. V. Dober, V. Johnson. A. Cleveland, M. Li;trn, B. Kaimburg. S. Gaer'.e. L. Shields, F. Walls, L. 

Fourth row: C. Walter, D. Cla:k, J. Abrams, L. Mize, E. Thornburg, E. King, B. Saylor, L. McCormack, B. Shope, 
U. Trodahl, G. Beischer, A. Jacques, F. Vickery, E. Dillon B. Jacobs, D. Mougin, M. Winter, M. Grant, G. Holt. 

Fifth row: E. Eowlcs. O. Steiner. G. Thompson. P. Shael!er, B. Boice, P. Hanson. T. Stieeter, E Thcrpe, H Curdy, V. 
Macey, F. Carver, F. Orr, R. '.McDowell, H. Homer. 

Sixth row: H. Brown, S. Silver, R. Whitshead, E. Stock>. B. Shields, W. Hilbolt. R. Spcolstra. J. Fisher. 

I L A L E T H E A N S 

Eldcradc is a word which holds a wealth of meaning for us lovers 
of truth. It is the consummation of our dreams which we find fulfilled in 
the spirit of our organization — a spirit which centers not in any one, or 
even in all of us, but rather in the One who truly satisfies every desire 
of our hearts. 

This spirit has resolved itself into practice in the fine spirit of coop- 
eration and fellowship which we have enjoyed as we worked together 
on the rush day activities and cur annual hayride. 

Our regular meetings are inspiring because of this bond of unity 
which knits us toge.her in all our activities. 

We face the future with the bright hope of Christian faith, a determin- 
ation to hold high the blue and white banner, and finally to realize 
the full meaning of Eldorado- -every dream fulfilled. 




First rcw: M. Zimmerman, L. 
Herber, O. Oppenheimer, M. Ap- 
pelgren, C. Wright, D. Olsen, G. 
Holt, R. Bertsche, M. Pallota, A. 

Second row: I. Smith, F. Walls, 
A. Hamann, B. Ireland, A. Mc- 
Glinch, P. Bryce, M. Winters, B. 
Loeffler, M. Ladd, B. VanLieu, J. 
Meredith, E. Dillon, L. Rupp, M. 
Becon, M. Billet, M. Roberts, M. 
Busch, M. Litten, E. Herber, R. Mc- 
Dowell, W. Steiner, J. Hanson. 


From the rush day tea to the spring banquet, this year has been 
a full, beneficial and happy one for the Weavers of Knowledge. 

With Dr. Oppenheimer as our sponsor we have had many inspir- 
ing times working and talking together for he has taken a genuine 
interest in helping us to supply some of our cultural needs. His art 
lectures have been especially stimulating to those of us who have 
wanted to know more about contemporary art. 

The mention of our spring banquet will bring a smile to any 
Mnanka's face as it was pleasurable to work on committees getting 
ready for it; but the real thrill came when the night drew near. 

An evaluation of the year's activities would not be complete with- 
out mentioning the inter-society debate and our efforts to retain the 
championship banner. With this event we closed another memorable 


First row: M. Kramer, B. Buerki, 

F. Branch, H. Pol, D. Barker, V. 
Pallas, E. Kvanvik. 

Second row: G. Sommerville, J. 
Abrams, M. Beers, M. Johnson, A. 
Hochstettler, D. Horn, D. Gal- 
braith, G. Gibbs, N. Hickey, E. 
Studabaker, A. Cleveland, J. 
Bateman, F. Vickery, J. Grubbs, 
V. Johnson, J. Bailey, J. Hayes. 

Third row: B. Case, J. Morse, 

G. Chisholm, D. Williams, E. Boi- 
ler, H. Armstrong, M. More, D. 
Mougin, G. Conger, M. Barnet, R. 
Brose, B. Kaimburg, M. Brown. 


The musical Indian name, "Soangetaha," is loved and revered by 
every strong-hearted maiden. Like the Indian maidens of old, the girls 
with their prospective members made their way to a beautiful woods 
early one October morning for their annual Pow-Wow. 

At the regular meetings the strong-hearted maidens will develop 
their efficiency in debating and prepared speeches and programs. 
With our Chief, Dr. Pol, each girl feels it a great honor to belong to this 

Throughout the year net only will the cultural things of life be 
emphasized, but also the social side of life with such things as our date 
party in February and the annual formal banquet in the spring. 

The strong-hearted maidens closed the year with the words of their 
song ringing in their hearts — "Kili, kili, kili, kili, wash, wash, wash, 






Ambassadors for Christ 

First row: V. Macey, V. Pallas, 
B. Paine, H. Armstrong, J. Grubbs, 
A. Hitchcock, M. Rediger. 

Second row: G. Conger, D. 
Barker, G. Gibbs, F. Branch, J. 
Hanson, J. Thompson, R. Schoep- 
pach, P. Pontius, F. McWherter. 

Third row: S. Gaerte, M. Car- 
ver, L. Schiven, L. Rupp, N. 
Hickey, L. Rubritius, I. Madsen, A. 
McGlinch, R. Coughenour, M. 
Weber, M. Johnson. 

Fourth row: J. Fisher, E. Studa- 
baker, M. Roberts, R. Van Vleet, 
M. Leary. 

Fifth row: E. Thorpe, L. Barney, 
D. Rose. 

"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ . . ." II Cor. 5:20 

Ambassadors for Christ, Taylor's missionary organization, pro- 
motes interest in the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ both at 
home and abroad. By means of the monthly meetings, the needs of 
various fields of service are brought before the students and helpful 
talks on preparation for missionary work are presented. News of Taylor 
Missionaries is publicized through the monthly paper. 

The goal for the year, $1,200, is the highest in the history of the 
school. This money will go to support Rev. and Mrs. Glenn Rocke, 
graduates of Taylor and missionaries to the Congo who are planning 
to begin their work on the foreign mission field this spring. 

We are looking forward to greater blessing and usefulness in the 
years to come as — Ambassadors for Christ. 


"Go thou and preach the kingdom of God" Luke 9:60. 

Completing its thirty-fifth year of activity, this organization con- 
tinues to be of great importance in the student life of Taylor. 

In its monthly gatherings the Preachers of Tomorrow study ways 
and means of effecting the World of the Future . . . listen to inspirational 
lectures . . . gather miscellaneous bits of practical advice. Besides our 
own faculty, several well-known ministers and leaders in the fields are 
secured to address the group. Some meetings are given over to practice 
preaching by members of the group, with helpful and kind criticism 

Our motto this year is "Everyone, man or woman should be a 
minister and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ." 

Ministerial Association 

First row: R. Spoolstra, J. Charbonnier, 
L. Barney, B. Loeffler, R. Van Vleet, S. 

Second row: G. Thompson, E. Thorn- 
burg, D. Rose, D. McGill, D. Russett, 
H. Homer, R. Boice. 

Third row: R. Weston, L. Rubritius, 
Leary, A. McGlinch, E. Thorpe, A. Hitch- 
cock, E. Dillon. 

Fourth row: M. Johnson, I. Madsen, J. 
Fisher, B. Paine, H. Brown, W. Bullis, 
\V. Stone. 


Back row: 

D. Rose 
J. Morse 

F. Sweeten 

F. Barnett 
J. Barnett 

G. Gibbs 
B. Hunt 

Front row: 

E. Rupp 
M. Brown 
A. Rupp 
H. Johnson 
G. Thompson 
G. Somerville 



No, it is not a parade. It is the regular Friday evening march of 
students to Society Hall for another one of those hours filled with joyful 
Gospel singing, enthusiastic, clear ringing testimonies, and a vital mes- 
sage from the soul of one of the Lord's servants. 

"Holiness unto the Lord" is the motto of this organization and a 
characteristic of its every meeting. The lasting interest and abiding 
value of this organization are seen not only in the effects upon the 
student body but in the heart-longing desire for alumni to return for 
"a good Holiness League meeting." 

The informal atmosphere of Holiness League is well suited to the 
work it accomplishes in the student life of Taylor. Sharing the experi- 
ences develops, strengthens and deepens the Christian life of each of its 
members. The services are truly the student's own, in purpose, in leader- 
ship, and expression. 


The Girls Dormitory Committee plays 
an essential role in the dormitory life of the 
girls. The student members of the com- 
mittee act in an advisory capacity to the 
dean of women. Together they strive to 
help the girls maintain a feeling of coop- 
eration between the girls and their dean 
and make dormitory life the happiest it 
can be. 

The boys' dorm committee represented 
a group selected from the residents of 
Swallow-Robin dorm. This group worked 
in collaboration with the Dean of Men 
in insuring proper cooperation among the 
fellows. Better study habits and a respect 
for privileges were emphasized by these 
leaders in achieving a> more pleasant dorm- 
itory life. 



D E P A 

Language Club 

First row: R. Coughenour, 
J. Grubbs, R. Schceppach, 
R. Weston. 

Second row: W. Hunt, E. 
Thcrpe, J. Fisher, R. Boice, 
D. McGill, H. Johnson, W. 
Stone, H. Homer. 

Third row: C. Wright, F. 
Vickery, L. Rubritius, F. 
Branch, H. Harvey, J. 
Charbonnier, H. Pol, H. 
Ransopher, J. Mosher, M. 
Beers, A. Rocke, P. Pon- 
tius, R. Shugart, I. Madsen, 
B. Case. 

Fourth row: M. Johnson, 
L. Schwem, M. Zimmerman, 
D. Williams, G. Chislom. 



World-wide in its scope — international 
in its view — comprehensive in its study; 
these phrases and many more might be 
used to describe the approach of the 
Foreign Language Club to its field. 

Remembering the words spoken by 
Noah Webster, "Language as well as the 
faculty of speech was the immediate gift 
of God," the organization went forward 
this year with enthusiasm under the spon- 
sorship of Dr. Pol. 

The Language Club had as its aim the 
study of the culture, customs and lang- 
uages of the world. 

The Education Club is one of the divi- 
sional clubs operating effectively for the 
advancement of knowledge relative to sub- 
jects in our college curriculum. Its mem- 
bers are students whose majors or minors 
are education. 

Under the capable guidance of Doctors 
Woofter and Oppenheimer much enthu- 
siasm and interest were stimulated. 

The purpose of this club is to prepare 
its members for leadership and active 
participation in society. 



Where there are common interests there 
is fellowship. The students who are major- 
ing or minoring in one of the sciences have 
used Science Club as a means of express- 
ing their interest in their fields. 

As a project each member was given 
the name of some scientist of his field about 
whom he wrote a biography. These biog- 
raphies were bound and put into the 

The year of Science Club activities has 
given the members a broader vision of the 
opportunities for service in scientific fields. 

Science Club 

First row: J. Meredith, F. Branch, M. Beers, A. Hitch- 
cock, J. Hanson, W. Tinkle. 

Second row: R. Bertsche, M. Billet, M. Kramer, A. 
Rocke, J. Mosher, J. Bailey, D. Williams, G. Gibbs, J. 
Weaver, K. Crane. 

Education Club 

First row: G. Hclt, H. Homer, E. 
Bowles, O. Oppenheimer, J. Woof- 
ter, J. Weaver, A. Hamann, J. 

Second row: R. Brose, D. Mou- 
gin, M. Kramer, E. Studabaker, 
B. Lceffler, R. Spoolstra, R. Van 
Vleet, J. Cogley, D. Rose, D. 


.TO W I D E h 

International Relations 

First row: D. Olsen, E. 
Studabaker, G. Olson, M. 
Carver, N. Hickey. 

Second row: D. Taqgart, 
M. Roberts, M. Pallotta, L. 
Rupp, H. Curdy, J. Mere- 
dith, A. Swarner. 


International events have been of such a nature 
that there was never a lack of variety in the programs 
of I.R.C. The membership consists of all majors and 
minors in the history and sociology departments and 
others who are interested in international affairs. 

The aim of the organization is to strive to furnish 
students of Taylor with impartial enlightenment upon 
national and international issues of the day, and to 
cooperate with other I.R.C. clubs throughout the world 
for internaional peace. 

English Club 

First row: W. Hunt, E. 
Thornburg, R. Boice, E. 
Thorpe, W. Stone. 

Second row: J. Fisher, J. 
Meredith, G. Somerville, H. 
Ransopher, M. Beers, B. 
Case, A. Hamann, E. Dil- 
lon, B. Loeffler, W. Steiner, 
G. Thompson. 


Music Club 

First row: J. Hanson, D. Horn, 
G. Sommerville, T. Bothwell, J. 
Grubbs, P. Keller. 

Second row: J. Bateman, H. 
Ransopher, W. Steiner, J. Thomp- 
son, R. Coughenour, M. Roberts, 
A. Hamann, J. Meredith. 

Third row: J. Abrams, M. 
Kramer, N. Garner, G. Brown, D. 
Rose, V. Johnson, L. Herber. 

Fourth row: U. Trodahl, L. 
Schwem, B. Shope, M. Johnson, L. 
Rupp, G. Conger, J. Fisher, W. 
Bullis, R. Van Vleet. 

Fifth row: V. Macey, V. Pallas, 
R. Bertsche, J. Smith, M. Winters, 
M. Litten, F. Passage, W. Stone, 
P. Shaeffer, E. Herber, W. Hunt, 
H. Armstrong, E. Clevenger, M. 
Zimmerman, B. Van Lieu. 


Two Wednesday evenings a month we lovers of music gather in 
Shreiner Auditorium for our Music Club meetings which consist of vocal, 
piano, organ, and other instrumental numbers. Under the excellent 
leadership of Professors Bothwell and Keller, and with the cooperation 
of each member we feel our Music Club has accomplished much this 

One of the chief aims of the organization is to enable the student 
to interpret the themes of the Masters, and having interpreted, to appre- 
ciate the beauties that are ours in music. 


In our English Club we have striven for programs 
of interest and intellect, and have tried to foster lit- 
erary development through our accomplishments. 
The members, consisting of majors and minors in 
English, met to "listen, perform and create." 

The programs were planned by the censor board 
chairman under the helpful sponsorship of Professor 

To the Senior members, memory is a blessed 
thing; but to those who remain, a look into the future 
shows the joy of spending more time in the edifica- 
tion of the society. 

sSStei ; 

Throughout the history of Taylor Uni- 
versity the campus has been a stage of 
never-ceasing activity. Life for the Taylor 
student has been a life full of incidents, 
some of paramount interest, some plati- 
tudinous, but all contributing to the process 
of education. 

In this volume of the Gem, typical high- 
lights from the history of the school have 
been recorded, particularly the outstand- 
ing events of this, our centennial year. The 
first Gem was published in 1898. Since that 
time it has become a tradition of the school 
to publish a Gem annually to record the 
events of lasting interest that occurred on 
the campus during the school year. This 
year has been an especially important one 
since it is the Centennial year. The Gem 
staff has tried to produce a bigger and bet- 
ter Gem. 

June Meredith. Editor 

F. Johnson, Advertising Manager 

G. Norris & J. Hanson. Circulation Managers 

Marguerite Roberts, Literary Editor 
Margaret Kramer, Photography Editor 
Jean Van Horn, Art Editor 

Keith Whittern [Unphotographed] 


The first main task was for the editor 
and her assistant to prepare the dummy — 
a rough sketch of how the book would look 
in its final form. From this, definite plans 
were made for the completion of the year- 
book. The search for necessary informa- 
tion, the taking of pictures, the proof-read- 
ing of all articles, and correspondence with 
business companies kept every Staff mem- 
ber busy. 

Last spring June Meredith was chosen 
Editor of the 1946 Gem. She, with her 
assistant, Marguerite Roberts, and a co- 
operating staff now offer you this book. 
It was hard work, but fun. The staff will be 
repaid for its labors if you find pleasure in 
looking through the 1946 Gem in future 

William Stone, Business Manager 

Alyce Rocke & Martha Busch, Historical Editors 

Jack Weaver, Photographer 

Ruth Ellen Shugart & Gene Holt, Secretaries 


Cleaning up on Arbor 

Lots of fun 
al the Barn 
Party. Thalos 


Here and there and everywhere 
Laughter and fellowship 
Reign in our college life. 

We shall not soon forget 

Bull sessions, with their friendly 

Parties, with an abundance to eat, 

An occasional slip of paper read- 
ing — 

"Room very well kept," 

An evening in the parlors at the 

Rush Days, 


Youth Conference! and 

All of our school life 

Brightened by the glow of Happi- 

Coming from serving Christ. 



Cramming to make a favorable 
first impression on those dreaded 
entrance exams. 

While others enjoy a Hallo 
ween prank. 


Now that the war is over, the G.I.'s are 
returning to college to prepare to fulfill the 
demand for an educated people to govern 
this great country of ours and to build up 
and maintain a world of peace. 

The G.I.'s are not finding it difficult to 
adjust themselves to college, and fall eas- 
ily into the swing of things. 

Many, during their experiences, have 

seen the great need for the furthering of 
Christianity and are returning to prepare 
themselves for full time Christian service, 
for which they have felt the calling; while 
others are preparing for other professions 
whereby they may be a benefit to human- 
ity. And thus our trailer camp colony 
continues to grow. We are proud of our 
returned servicemen! 


Us 7 

At Ease. 

Student and potential student. . . . Who is any more welcome than the nurse. . . . Just another 
"Pajama tea" . . . Puppy love? . . . How does it look upside down? . . . Some men are vicious. 


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Elsie gets all prettied up for her Friday nite dinner date with 

possibly be on a T.U. dormitory door? . . . Where are all the fellows, girls? 

fit to cheer up the patient whose tray she carries. . . . We wish that dinner bell would ring. 

. . . The place of many a happy hour. . . . De-feet. 

You guess! . . . Could this 
. Laura puts on a 


Hello, Mother? . . . Four Taylor co-eds. . . . Looks like there has been a party . . .Marion got 
her apple . . . As usual, the fudge room is being used and such an aroma as reaches the 
parlors . . . "May I have a "light per?", Miss Johnson. 

Regulated education. . . . Relaxation or diversion — which? . . . Any hour of the day or night. . 
Covers four feet short. . . . Shooting to kill! 


Work star's here. 

Time marches on. 

Studying necessary in trailor camp too. 

I Sing because I'm 

Happy and contented. 

Loads of leaves and 

Time out between 

Ah — a super-do job. 

The proper place to star 

Where are you going, 

Christmas formal ban- 

Museum attractions. 


Service with a smile . . This iob of getting things clean. . . . Greetings from the kitchen. . . . 
Where d she get this? . . . Make them white and fluffy. . . . Friday night or Sunday noon-see 
the ice cream. 


Dinner fellowship on "Rush Days" .... The greatest treasures in "Charley's" life — little Char- 
ley and Buff. . . . Santa didn't miss the Harvey home. . . . He came back from the service and 
took her away from us. . . . Must have been too many S. P.'s on the campus from the looks of 
the two deans. . . . The Pol family faces the camera. . . . Prof. Renz Sets sail. 


Harmony in class as well as out of class. . . . Seeing is believing. . . . Cramming? 
men like to eat? . . . What does the book say about this? . . . 

. . What do 


Who is this new fellow wanting mail? . . . Who gets what? . . . Another place to board. . . . Who 
hasn't played ping pong in Rec. Hall this year? . . . Would you like one of these also? . . . 
Respect for respective queens. 

A cozy corner- 

-but where is the 

Is this palmately or primary 

With Tex and Bobby to illustrate 
— we remember the green, green 


Amid shouts and screams the 
Sophomores pulled hard and 
mighty, but went thru the cold, 
muddy water to the glee of the 

Three balls, two strikes — real 

Sweet and high poses a Brook- 
lyn beauty. 

The little man moves moun- 

Looks like people are moving or 
company are coming. 

Good-bye Mom and Dad, I'll see 
you at Christmas time— for I'm 
headed back to dear old Taylor. 

RUSH DAYS . . . 

Blended harmonies — for Christ, the Eldorado of your soul. . . ■ With the crack of a whip and 
a gleeful shout — we're off on the Thalo wagon. . . . Broadcasting from station P.H.I.L.O. . . . 
Blue streamers, blue skirts, blue sky — Lovers of Truth. . . . Whoever wins — it will be a Thalo. 
. . . The Thalo chapel program points to Christ our friend. 

Matched and mated. ... It seems there was an announcement stating it would be Mr & Mrs 
. . . in 1947. . . . Inseparables. . . . Mrs. Bailey's Friday night date. . . . Another nice couple. . 
How can anyone get his studies with a girl like mine! . . Serviceman and non-serviceman 
on common ground. 



From December until March, Taylor's campus can be winter wonderland. Snow ladden trees, glistening icicles- 
perfect setting for laughter and fun. 


Each Wed. nite at 9:45 finds the girls in the alcove for hall prayer meetings. . . . Our fall evan- 
gelist and his wife, Rev. & Mrs. Malcomb Cronk, pause to greet us. . . . The monument of 
Taylor's most famous student. . . . Rev. & Mrs. Wingates as representative of the alumni who 
have spread the gospel to the ends of the world. . . . Students go forth from Taylor's halls 
each year to follow where He leads. . . . Each day students and facultv meet for chanel serv- 
ice where voices and hearts are lifted in praise Our Prof, instructs us in "The Way 



We say good-bye, remembering 
All the beautiful things 
That we have found at Taylor. 
They are ours for the future; 
We look forward with faith, 

T aking with us 

A 11 the joys and inspirations that 

Y outh, with unbridled enthusiasm, has 

L aid at our feet 

O nward we march! 

R eady for the Open Road — God's Way. 

So we praise you, our Alma Mater 

Toast to he purple and gold, 

Pledge our lives in service to Christ 

Whom you have exemplified in 

One Hundred Years of Christian Education. 







11-12 — Registration days. 

13 — Classes begin. 

14 —The Literary Societies join hands in the 

Philo-Thaio Program. 

15 — Baseball Game — New vs. Old Students. 

Everyone dressed to their finest for the 
All-School Formal Reception. 

26 — Coming out day for the faculty! 
Matriculation Day. 

28 — Religious organizations presented. 

29 — Shower for Patty Haas "Here comes the 


15-18 — The college store is empty at 9:45. 
The dean punishes her girls. 





-"Oh where, oh where are our little hats 


-Lyceum Program. 

-Girls' Hallowe'en Party — 
Remember ducking for apples? 

-Hay-ride, Masquerade — Real Hallowe'en 
parties. "Shine on Harvest Moon" 

-Revival meetings begin. 

-Several upperclassmen are having hys- 
terics. The proofs of their pictures came 
back today from Marion. But oh, my, 
the makeup. 



-"The Eldorado of your college career." 
Philo Rush Day. 

— Thalo Rush Day — "Friendship, Fellow- 
ship, Fun." 

— Sign up for the society of your choice 
Football game between Freshmen and 
Sophomores. Score — Sophomores, 19; 
Freshman, 13. 

— Class Day with the canes, keys, news 
of the coming sweaters, and the begin- 
ning of Freshman initiation. 

— Annual chicken feed — 600 pieces! 

— Freshmen crashed the dining hall 
Annual tug-of-war followed by the all- 
school picnic. Sophomores were pulled 
thru the river. 


5-16 — Examinations- They "flue" by. 

1 — Daisy Maes — here are your little Abners. 

16 — Enjoyable evening presented by Play 
Production Class. 

19 — Counting the days 'till vacation? 

21 — "Goodbye" arid don't eat too much tur- 


22 — Turkey - m-m-m-m- - good, weather - br- 

r-r - cold. 

23 - No serious illnesses from over eating 


26 — Back to the grind again; Let's see, 3 
weeks and 1 day until Christmas vaca- 

29 — Taylor's Missionary Convention. 

30 -"Why did we have to lose that game?" 


1 — Our Day, Girls, for Butches! 

7 — "A Century of Progress" — presented by 

the new members of our Literary So- 

8 — Have you counted the days until Christ- 

mas vacation? It's ten days! Our eve- 
ning carolers said so. 

18 — "Be it ever so humble there's no place 
like home." Christmas vacation. 

25 — Students' belief in Santa still unshattered. 


2 — A new year — old routine of classes. 

15 — Oh, oh — examinations are just around 
the corner. 

22 — And here they are — harder than we ex- 
pected. The cry of the faculty seems to 
be, "They shall not pass!" 

25 — My collateral is done! 

26 — Basketball victory at the small tourney. 

We're mighty proud of our team. 


-Registration Day 


2 — Methinks the groundhog saw its shadow. 

4 — Youth Conference Cabinet announced 
the 1946 theme "That I May Know Him." 

9 — Another real victory for our basketball 
team. This time it was Anderson. 

11 — Soangetaha Skating Party. 

14 — Sweetheart, Sweetheart — will you love 

me ever. 

15 — Special Valentine dinner tonight: Full 


16 —Student Recital in Shreiner Auditorium. 

18 — Marked change in dining hall manners. 
Etiquette reminder was made. Long live 
Emily Post! ! 

20 — Signs of overwork are apparent already. 
Counted 3 people asleep in chapel this 

22 — Congratulations, Thalonian Literary So- 

ciety! You are the winners of the Gem 
sale contest. 

23 — Our debators are in Anderson. 

25 — Phrases of a new chorus are heard 
througout the campus, "That I may know 
Him." Youth Conference is just around 
the corner. 

27 — Our Prof. Renz transfers to Purdue. 


1 — Look what's happened in TWELVE 


2 — "Wanted — A Moment's Satisfaction." 

— [signed, The Deans] 

Brooms, dustmops, mattresses and cots 

— Youth Conference is around the cor- 

8-10 — Efforts rewarded as many young people 
answer the call of our theme "That I 
May Know Him" 

11 — The Youth Conference Cabinet wishes 

to thank everyone for their cooperation 
and they extend their wishes that the 
students sleep peacefully this afternoon 
in classes. 

12 — Balmy breeze, bright sun, spring is just 

around the corner. 

16 — Boys open house. 

20 — Sophomores! These tests are just for 

22 — Even the radios are quiet today. Some- 
thing unusual. 

25 — Exams: No blackout in Magee or Swal- 
low Robin tonight . . . Oh, the pity of it all! 

27 — Mnanka party. 

29 — Dean's office is busy lately: Bright sun, 

blue sky, many S. P.'s. 

30 — Oh, dear, my Physiology Prof, caught 

me counting my ribs 


3 — And now the Soangetahas entertain their 
beaus at their annual banquet. 

5 — My grapefruit was juicy this morning un- 
less my eyes deceived me. 

7 — Commencement is around the corner. 
The Faculty-Senior Dinner. 

9 — Senior Comprehensives and the heart 
rending cry, "Why did I major in Eng- 


1 — April Fool. Think twice before you speak 
— count ten before you act. 

3 — Rain, rain! 

5 — Chapel excuses increase in number and 


6 — Girls open house. 

10 — Brushing up on baseball. 

18 — Easter just a holiday — not a real vaca- 

21 — Plans are continued for the Centennial 
Commencement and we are warned to 
be on our good behavior. 


-We plan to study harder — tomorrow. 

24 —At 6:30 A. M. Many are called, but few 
get up. 


-A formal banquet with the Mnankas. 

11 — It's an annual event, but there's nothing 
like the Junior-Senior Banquet. 

15 — Senior Coming-Out Day. 

21 — Move-up Day. Forward to our goal. The 

Seniors are standing at the threshold. 
The Freshmen but beginning the weary 

22 — How can I study for exams when the 

weather is like this! 

24-31 — The last battle with the blue books. 
31 — Music Recital. 


4 — Special Centennial Programs. First the 
Ground Breaking Ceremonies. The One- 
hundredth Commencement. Goodbyes 
are said; for school is over, and the best 
of friends must part. 


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Bailey, Joyce, 215 1-2 18th St., Elwood, Indiana. 

Barney, Linwood, Rumney Depot, N. H. 

Bergert, Ruth, 2121 3rd St., E. Canton, Ohio. 

Bjork, Virgil, 2039 W. 9th St., Marion, Indiana. 

Brown, Marion, 197 E. Stauring St., Columbus, Ohio. 

Carver, Maurine, Crookston, Nebraska. 

Cochard, George, Hartford City, Indiana. 

Cogley, John, 115 Second St., Deny, Pa. 

Hamann, Arlouine, 2640 S. 59th St., Cicero, Illinois. 

Homer, Harold, Upland, Indiana. 

Hutchens, Winifred, Upland, Indiana. 

Kramer, Margaret, Route 2, Cleves, Ohio. 

Loeffler, Betty, 3139 Kelvin St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

McCord, Herschel, Eaton, Indiana. 

Meredith, June, Upland, Indiana. 

Pallotta, Miriam, 611 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, La. 

Payne, Beatrice, Sabinsville, Pa. 

Rose, Don, Route 3, Grand Ledge, Mich. 

Rupp, Andrew, Upland, Indiana. 

Russett, Dorland, 517 E. Main St., Berne, Indiana. 

Silver, Stewart, 185 Winchester St., Rochester 13, N. Y. 

Spoolstra, Robert, 4114 S. Hanna, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Studabaker, Elizabeth, Route 1, Greenville, Ohio. 

Swarner, Alva, 508 E. 5th St., Hutchinson, Kansas. 

Sweeten, Francis, 3320 Mickle St., Camden, N. J. 

Taggart, Darrel, Marion, Indiana. 

Van Vleet, Russel, Box 212, Galesville, Wis. 

Weaver, Jack, Upland. Indiana. 

Weston, Rosemary, Route 1, Freeport, Pa. 

Whittem, Keith, Twelve Miles, Indiana. 

Williams, Phillip, Route 2, Montpelier, Indiana. 


Augsburger, Bryce, 311 N. Jefferson, Hartford City, Ind. 

Barker, Darlene, Box 204, Pierceton, Indiana. 

Beacon, Marguerite, 2416 Tucc St., Canton, Ohio. 

Bertsche, Ruth, Gridley, 111. 

Billet, Margie, 700 S. Walnut St., Bucyrus, Ohio. 

Branch, Florence, 340 Amity Ave., Muskegon, Mich. 

Buerki, Betty, Rt. 8, Wichita 15, Kansas. 

Carson, Carl, 315 Main St., Dunkirk, Ind. 

Coughenour, Ruth, Rt. 2, LaPorte, Ind. 

Clark, John, Route 4, Centerville, Pa. 

Clark, Russel, Rt. 4, Centerville, Pa. 

Dillon, Estelle, Winside, Nebraska. 

Gibbs, Gene, Lakeview, Mich. 

Grubbs, Joanne, 100 Logan St., Millvale, Pa. 

Hayes, Jean, Caden City, W. Va. 

Hayes, Taylor, Caden Ciiy, W. Va. 

Herber, Laura, 483 S. Paddock, Pontiac, Mich. 

Hitchcock, Alice, Selma, Ind. 

Holt, Gene, 69 Lakeview Ave., Battle Creek, Mich. 

Johansen, Elsa, 918 52nd St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Johnson, Harold, Sandstone, Michigan. 

Kvanvik, Esther, 862-54th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Morse, Janet, 313 Pare St., Clawson, Mich. 

Murphy, Milton, 364 3rd St., Willoughby, Ohio. 

Olsen, Dorothy, Wittenberg, Wis. 

Roberts, Marguerite, 50 Central St., Stoneham 80, Mass. 

Rupp, Esther, Upland, Indiana. 

Rupp, Lydia, Stryker, Ohio. 

Schoeppach, Ruth, 8310 Walter St., Mt. Morris, Mich. 

Skinner, Boyd, Millgrove, Ind. 

Somerville, Gwendolyn, Morris, Pa. 

Steiner, Wilma, 426 Jackson St., Bluffton, Ohio. 

Sutton, John, Broadacre, Ohio. 

Tanner, Helen, 848 W. Walnut St., Shamokin, Pa. 

Tanner, Merton, 848 W. Walnut St., Shamokin, Pa. 

Traumbauer, Clyde, Upland, Indiana. 


Abrams, Ethelmae, 412 S. Main St., Spencerville, Ohio. 

Applegren, Marilyn, 6114 N. Claremont Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Armstrong, Helen, 600 S. Potomac, Waynesboro, Pa. 

Barnett, Francis, 1134 Pontiac Rd., Walled Lake, Mich. 

Bateman, Joyce, 719 Bennett Ave., Nudford, Oregon. 

Boiler, Edith, Route 6, Marion, Indiana. 

Brose, Ruth, Route 1, Chatfield, Ohio. 

Bryce, Priscilla, 160-14th St., Port Huron, Mich. 

Bullis, Wesley, W. Court St., New Lisbon, Wis. 

Busch, Martha, Underwood, North Dakota. 

Conger, Genevieve, 934 N. 3rd St., Springfield, Illinois. 

Curdy, Harold, Upland, Indiana. 

Deich, Robert, 2209 W. Illinois, Evansville, Indiana. 

Dye, Virginia, Albion, Montana. 

Emshwiller, Floyd, Hartford City, Indiana. 

Evans, Jual, 1426 W. 1 0th St., Muncie, Indiana 

Galbraith, Dorcas, White Oak Hts., Route 4, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Hanson, June, Turtle Lake, North Dakota. 

Hickey, Norma Jean, Bristolville, Ohio. 

Horn, Dorothy, Dunkirk, Indiana. 

Hunt, William, Route 3, Grass Lake, Michigan. 

Johnson, Frances, 2643 Fester Ave., Chicago. Illinois. 

Johnson, Martha, Tipton, Indiana. 

Jones, William, 496 Wittenmore St., Pontiac, Michigan. 

Ladd, Martha, 1007 S. 8th St., Goshen, Indiana. 

MacGill, Don 6434 Derby, St. Louis, Mo. 

Macy, Vernon, Upland, Inaiana. 

McWherter, Elsie, 301 S. Ligoneer St., Derry, Pa. 

Madsen, Ingeborg, 989 Summit Ave., Bronx, N. Y. C, N. Y 

Moore, Mary, Maxton, N. C. 

Norris, Geraldine, Ansonia, Ohio. 

Pallas, Veryl, Capac, Michigan. 

Powell, Joan, Upland. Indiana. 

Rasmussen, Lyle, 201 Wougoo St., Oshkosh, Wis. 

Rocke, Alyce, Wcodburn, Indiana. 

Russett, Carolyn, 517 E. Main St., Berne, Indiana. 

Shaeffer, Prince, Route 2, Farmland, Indiana. 

Shugart, Ruth Ellen, Route 3, Marion, Indiana. 

Simpson, William, Peru, Indiana. 

Smith, Jean, 2011 N. 8th St., Shelbyville, Illinois. 

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Weber, Mary, Route 1, Kendall, Wis. 

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Zimmerman, Mary Helen, Grabill, Indiana 


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Albright, Sylvia, 718 Elson Ave., Van Wert, Ohio. 

Alnor, Warren, 44 Canal St., Paterson, N. J. 

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Barnett, John, 1134 Pontiac Rd., Walled Lake, Michigan. 

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Beers, Miriam, Marion, Ohio. 

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Bertsche, Evan, Gridley, Illinois. 

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Cleveland, Alma, 117 Main St., Lake Placid, New York. 

Clevenger, Evelyn, Albany, Indiana. 

Coughenour, John, Rt. 2, LaPorte, Indiana. 

Dafoe, Wanda, Rt. 3, Yale, Michigan. 

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Fisher, James, Richmond, Indiana. 

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Garner, Nida, 719 W. Broad St., New Castle, Indiana. 

Girard, Howard, 2920-51 St., Gulfport, Fla. 

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Hochstettler, Anna, 102 Spring St., Bluffton, Indiana. 

Ireland, Betty, 1224 Oak St., Port Huron, Michigan. 

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Jaques. Alberta, 17 McKinley St., Lake Placid, New York. 

Johnson, Velna, 11 Shirley Blvd., Cranston, R. I. 

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Leary, Marjorie, 1603 W. Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan. 

Litten, Miriam, Union, Ohio. 

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Ng. William, 715 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Palmateer, Marvin, Yale, Michigan. 

Pasma, Gene, 501 N. College Ave., Grand Rapids 3, Mich. 

Pontius, Patricia, 114 Myrtle St., Elkhart, Ind. 

Pollard. Virginia, 10325 S. Bell Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Proffitt, Henry, Jamestown, Ind. 

Prow, Priscilla, Albany, Ind. 

Ransopher, Helen, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. 

Riffle, Arthur, Arcanum, Ohio. 

Rubritius, Leitha, Walled Lake, Mich. 

Saylor, Betty, 349 W. Main St., Somerset, Pa. 

Schwem, Lois, 1126 Court St., Port Huron, Mich. 

Selby, Shirley, 3822 S. Cuyler Ave., Berwyn, 111. 

Sencidiver, Margaret, Mt. Airy, Maryland. 

Sheehan, William, 6414 S. Kildare Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Shields, Doyle, East Lake Rd., Ripley, New York. 

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Shope, Barbara, 2587 Tecumseh Ave., Springfield, Ohio. 

Silburn, George, Somonauk, Illinois. 

Snow, Hazel, Parma, Michigan. 

Steiner, Daniel, Marshallville, Ohio. 

Straub, Marilyn, 11173 Hermosa Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Streeter, Nelson, 5583 Lake Shore St., Port Huron, Mich. 

Thorpe, Elmer, 149 Chester Ave., Waterbury, Conn. 

Tone, Wayne, Spencerville, Ohio. 

Trodahl, Ula, 8329 Embury Road, Grand Blane, Michigan. 

Van Horn, Jean, 718 Grant St., Hartford City, Ind. 

Vickery, Frances, 310 Mill St., Leslie, Mich. 

Walls, Frances, N. First St., Kentland, Ind. 

Walter, Cora, 109 S. Harrison, Van Wert, Ohio. 

Warton, Ruth, 1003 Summit Ave., Bronx 52, New York, N. Y. 

Westing, Mae, 1752 Nelson Ave., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Whitehead, Lucretia, Upland. Ind. 

Whitehead, Robert, Upland. Ind. 

Wilkins, Merlin, Sweetser, Ind. 

Williams, Donna June, Woodworth, N. D. 

Williams, Lois, Mendota, Illinois. 

Winter, Mary, Greens Fort, Indiana. 


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Clark, Gertrude, 538 W. Church St., Corry, Pa. 

Cropper, Mellie, Upland, Indiana. 

Dunn, Henrietta, Upland, Indiana. 

Emswiller, Cora, Hartford City, Indiana. 

Hurley, Shirley, 215 W. 64th St., Marion, Indiana. 

Knight, Dorothy, Upland, Indiana. 

Rediger, Velma, Upland, Indiana. 

Schoeff, Carlsn, Montpelier, Indiana. 

Pol, Irma, Upland, Indiana. 

Vandlen, Arlo, 116 N. Oak, Redkey, Ind. 


Brown, Harvey, Upland, Indiana. 

Forward with FAITH as the new Century dawns. 


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We give our thanks, 

Grateful for your contributions; 

Because of you 

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